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Health First to Host Free CPR Day

This Year’s event will Include a Free 5K

WHAT: Health First is pleased to announce a free event to help train people how to save a life. Health First’s 5th Annual Free CPR Day is open to anyone ages 5 and up. This is the first year the event will include a free 5K event. Everyone who participates in the CPR training or 5K will receive a free t-shirt.

The Health First Education & Training Center will provide the American Heart Association's “Friends & Family” CPR and AED Training. Please note this does not meet most job-required certifications. Registration is required for both the 5K and CPR training. To register for the event, visit www.HealthFirstOperationCPR.org. For more information, please call 321-434-4380.

"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.

 WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • 5k run begins at 7 a.m.
  • Gates open at 8 a.m. and CPR training begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Space Coast Stadium (located at 5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne FL  32940)

BACKGROUND:

This year’s event will also include:

  • 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 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 www.Health-First.org for more information.