We are thrilled to announce a major milestone in our efforts to create a generation of lifesavers with CPR training in schools: 16 states across the country now require CPR training prior to graduation, which means all one million students that graduate annually in these states will be taught CPR. This means one million new qualified lifesavers will be added to our communities each and every year!
And this happened because You’re the Cure advocates like you pledged to Be CPR Smart!
Together, we started the Be CPR Smart campaign just three years ago. In this short amount of time, You’re the Cure advocates have lead successful public policy advocacy efforts across 14 states (two states had laws in place prior to 2011) that require all students in those states be trained in CPR before graduating from high school. With the momentum this initial success has built, we are optimistic that many more states will soon join this lifesaving movement.
“This is an amazing development that has the potential to save so many lives,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said. “Just imagine the possibilities of 1 million young people who are trained and ready to save a life. That’s a number that will go up by 1 million every single year, but we can do so much more if every single state steps up and makes CPR a graduation requirement.”
Congratulations and thank you to the numerous You’re the Cure advocates around the country who’ve worked so hard to help achieve this milestone and help us save more lives. Please join me in sharing the news about this incredible accomplishment on Facebook!
Want to more information? Go to www.becprsmart.org today!