Compression for Life program with catcher Jeff Urgelles 1/27/14-2/10/14

Compression for Life program with catcher Jeff Urgelles.
Sunday, 01/27/2014 – 02/10/2014 04:00 pm –
compression-for-life-billyBoys & Girls Club- Miami Dade
9475 N Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: free

The Marlins Foundation is pleased to announce the second cycle of Compression for Life, a program that teaches heart health and provides CPR and first aid training to the youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade.

In 2012, the Marlins Foundation and Catcher Jeff Urgelles launched a CPR class for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Miami Dade. This program was inspired by news of Urgelles’ vital role in saving the life of a young woman who had collapsed with cardiac arrest during a Marlins away game in Arizona.

“The Compression for Life Program helps our kids understand and learn the importance of CPR.” shares Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade. “We’re thankful to Jeff and the Marlins for helping make our community a safer and healthier place.”

During the first year of the program, Compression for Life taught the importance of heart health to over 100 youth at the Boys & Girls Club Hank Kline Campus, and provided CPR certification for twenty Boys & Girls Clubs employees. This year, the program will continue with additional support from the local American Heart Association and 911 Education Consultants to offer Compression for Life at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade Kendall Campus.

Class Schedule:

Heart Health – Monday, January 27, 2014 4:00 PM
Teaching the importance of healthy eating and exercise and how both aspects contribute to positive heart health.

CPR Training – Monday, February 3, 2014 4:00 PM
Teaching the skills needed to provide CPR, AED and First Aid.

CPR Certification Class – Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:00 AM

Certification Ceremony – Monday, February 10, 2014 4:00 PM

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