Heart Month in Alabama

We hope you're having a wonderful Heart Month! month


This month, we have been encouraging people to Be the Beat for their families by learning Hands-Only CPR. There are more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the U.S. each year. Only about 40% of those cardiac arrests receive the immediate help they need before professional help arrives. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective in the first few minutes as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public, and has two simple steps:

Step 1: Call 911 immediately if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse.

Step 2: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a song with 100 beats per minute. The beat of many familiar songs, including “Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees, “Crazy in Love,” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, “Hips Don’t Lie,” by Shakira” or “Walk the Line,” by Johnny Cash, can “Be the Beat” to save a life. Listen to our 'Don't Drop the Beat' playlist for other song suggestions. *The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR campaign is nationally supported by the Elevance Health Foundation.

When seconds matter most, CPR can be the difference in whether your friends and family survive. But not everyone knows how to perform CPR.

We've very thankful that Birmingham City Hall is helping to raise awareness by remaining lit in red all month. 

Birmingham city hall lit in red

As you may know, the first Friday of each February is National Wear Red Day, dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease in women. We're thankful that newly elected legislators wore red to the state house that day, as they held a mock session. Pictured below, left to right, are Representatives Holk-Jones, Dubose, Givens, Hulsey and Fidler.

Left to right: Reps. Holk-Jones, Dubose, Givens, Hulsey, and Fidler

We'd love to hear how you're celebrating Heart Month. Comment below!

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