10,000 in Stamford To Set New Hands-Only CPR World Record

As Appearing in the Stamford Business Outlook sponsored by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce in The Stamford Advocate

Save the Date:  Hands for Life® Stamford – August 25, 2012

The statistics are alarming. Each year 785,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack and nearly 300,000 of these suffer sudden cardiac arrest at the same time, outside a hospital setting. Less than one in four receives CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) from a bystander, and only about five percent of cardiac arrest victims survive.  However, Stamford is working to improve the odds.

“The solution,” explains Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia who is leading a new community-wide initiative called Hands for Life Stamford 2012, “is to train more people to provide Hands-Only CPR, so more can be helped instantly, doubling or even tripling their chances for survival.”

In addition to saving lives, Hands for Life ® Stamford 2012 plans to break a world record and create a new one – by training 10,000 or more adult residents from Stamford, Darien and surrounding areas in Hands Only CPR, and in the use of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

“The Stamford area community is ideal for this record-breaking event,” Mayor Pavia explains, “We expect a tremendous turn-out from residents and commuters alike.”

“All area adults over the age of 16 are encouraged to participate in this August 25 event,” says Dr. Thomas Nero, co-director of Hands for Life. “We’re building our registration site now and will begin recruiting soon. For more information now, go to www.handsforlife.org.”

The Hands for Life® committee is led by Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and includes Co-program directors Dr. Thomas Nero, cardiologist and Anne Fountain, Stamford Director of Public Health, Stamford EMS, Stamford Hospital, the Downtown Special Services District, and members of Stamford’s business, educational, and not-for-profit communities.  Many sponsors are on board, including Chelsea Piers, which is donating the use of their new Field House.

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