ROCKLEDGE, Fla. More than 5,000 participated in Health Firsts 7th Annual Free CPR Day and 5K at Space Coast Stadium on Saturday. The event featured a free 5K run/walk and free Friends & Family CPR and AED training provided by the Health First Education & Training Center.
According to the American Heart Association, CPR can double a victims chance of survival when it is performed immediately. Since the events inception, Health First has helped train more than 13,000 people of all ages in hands-only CPR
At Health First, were committed to improving the health and wellness of our community, said Paula Just, Chief Human Resources Officer for Health First. Through Free CPR Day, were able to provide critical life-saving skills to thousands of our citizens each year, making the Space Coast a safer place for all of us to live, work and play.
Everyone who completed the free CPR training received a free T-shirt, a ticket to a Brevard County Manatees baseball game and a certificate for a free personal gourmet pizza from Pizza Gallery & Grill in Viera. The event also included a landing by Health Firsts First Flight helicopter, Brevard County Fire Rescue, kids activities, Brevard Zoo animals and a heart healthy cooking demonstration.
Free For Your Heart 5K Run/Walk at 7 am
Free CPR training at 8:30 am
Free t-shirts to 5K and CPR participants
Prizes to all kids who come dressed as a Superhero
See the First Flight helicopter land
Heart Healthy cooking demonstration
Space Coast Stadium 5800 Stadium Parkway Viera
*Please note: CPR training at this event is "Friends & Family" and does not meet most job-required certifications.
Health First’s Free CPR Day was first offered to the community in 2009 in conjunction with National CPR Day. In the first year, 125 citizens received free CPR training. Each year, the event has grown larger and in 2014, the event hosted more than 5,000 children and adults at Space Coast Stadium – preparing each of them to save a life.