Heart Association Partnership

 

KMRY Radio has teamed up with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association because We our listeners!

  • Did you know there are 2500 heart attacks and 2100 strokes nationwide each day?
  • By the end of that day, half will not survive.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association want to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020. That means saving 863 lives each day! We’ll share information and life-saving messages throughout the next year to help reach these goals.

Eighty percent of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases are preventable by making healthy choices like eating right, exercising and not smoking.  We’ll help!

Here’s our message this month:

Do you know the lifesaving skill of hands-only CPR? If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest at 100 to 120 beats per minute – or to the beat the song Stayin’ Alive. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. Anyone can save a life by taking 60 seconds to learn hands-only CPR. Visit HandsOnlyCPR.org, and learn the two steps to saving a life.

 

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