On March 30th, thousands of Oklahoma City residents met at NE 23rd for the inaugural ‘Open Streets OKC’ festival. This event served as an opportunity for attendees to safely walk the street and visit booths promoting an active and healthy community.
At this event, AHA volunteer Petra Colindres educated participants on the signs of cardiac arrest and how to perform hands-only CPR. She also promoted House Bill 1378, by Rep. Emily Virgin, a bill to ensure all students receive basic instruction in CPR and the purpose of an AED prior to graduating. Many attendees signed post card petitions to their state lawmakers asking for their support this lifesaving legislation.