Project S.A.V.E. to educate on sudden cardiac death prevention at the Atlanta Half Marathon Expo Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Trainers from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's program Project S.A.V.E., which exists to educate Georgia about sudden cardiac death prevention, will be at the Atlanta Half Marathon Expo demonstrating CPR and teaching heart safety tips to race participants during Thanksgiving week. The expo will take place in the Atrium Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CPR is a life skill everyone needs—and it’s easier than ever to save a life. Visit Project S.A.V.E. at the expo to get practice with hands-only CPR and learn about the early warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. Through the training and education provided by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E. …
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