HEALTH FIRST TO HOST FREE CPR DAY SATURDAY

By  //  June 6, 2013

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Health First CPR Day, which trains people how to save a life, is open to anyone ages 5 and up, and this is the first year the event will include a free 5K event.

Health First CPR Day, which trains people how to save a life, is open to anyone ages 5 and up, and this is the first year the event will include a free 5K event.

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Health First will present the 5th Annual Free CPR Day on Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Space Coast Stadium.

The Health First Education & Training Center will provide the American Heart Association’s “Friends & Family” CPR and AED Training. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The Health First Education & Training Center will provide the American Heart Association’s “Friends & Family” CPR and AED Training. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Health First CPR Day, which trains people how to save a life, is open to anyone ages 5 and up, and this is the first year the event will include a free 5K. Everyone who participates in the CPR training or 5K will receive a free t-shirt.

The 5k run will begin at 7 a.m., the gates open at 8 a.m. and CPR training begins at 9 a.m.

FRIENDS & FAMILY CPR TRAINING

The Health First Education & Training Center will provide the American Heart Association’s “Friends & Family” CPR and AED Training.

“Learning CPR and how to survive a heart attack is just as important as preventing a heart attack,” said Health First Medical Group Cardiologist Dr. Cesar Jara, above left. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

“Learning CPR and how to survive a heart attack is just as important as preventing a heart attack,” said Health First Medical Group Cardiologist Dr. Cesar Jara, above left. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Please note this does not meet most job-required certifications. Registration is required for both the 5K and CPR training.

“Learning CPR and how to survive a heart attack is just as important as preventing a heart attack,” said Health First Medical Group Cardiologist Dr. Cesar Jara. “At Health First, we help provide the tools the community needs to do both.”

In 2012 alone, the Heart Center at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center performed more than 1,000 heart and vascular procedures.

To register visit HealthFirstOperationCPR.org or call 321-434-4380 for more information.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

Health First's First Flight helicopter will land outside Space Coast Stadium during Operation CPR  on June 8. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Health First’s First Flight helicopter will land outside Space Coast Stadium during Operation CPR on June 8. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

• Magic pizza oven for the kids provided by Pizza Gallery & Grill
• Balloon artist for kids
• Heart healthy physician lectures and cooking demonstrations
• Activities for kids hosted by ROCK (Reduce Obesity in Central Florida Kids)
• First Flight helicopter landing
• Brevard County Fire Rescue
• Blood Mobile
• Appearance by Manny the Manatee
• Robotic demonstrations
• Live music from “Cloud 9 Orchestra”

People Who Complete the Free CPR Training Will Also Receive:

• Free ticket to the June 8 Brevard County Manatees baseball game
• Certificate for a free personal gourmet pizza from Pizza Gallery & Grill
• Certificate of CPR “Friends & Family” training completion

ABOUT HEALTH FIRST

Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital).

Health-First-LogoHealth First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers.

Visit Health-First.org for more information.


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