June 1 – 7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week aimed to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.
Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. Just like Lindsey, who unexpectedly performed CPR on her mom, Mary. Watch Mary's story! 👇
In recent years, You're the Cure advocates helped pass a CPR in Schools bill to ensure high school students learn CPR before graduation. Since the 2014-2015 school year, Mississippi has been training the next generation of life-savers! We want to keep up this great work to increase the number of bystanders ready to perform CPR - and your stories can make a difference.