Heart health fundraiser, awareness event held at local mall

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ALBANY,
N.Y. – The Town of Guilderland Emergency Services and the American Heart
Association team up Saturday for a fundraiser and awareness event at Crossgates
Mall.

Instructors
will teach the public how to preform hands only CPR, providing a 2 minute video
demonstration and allowing participants an opportunity to practice their skills
on three CPR manikins.

The
American Heart Association will be raising funds and providing educational
materials to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and
stroke, educating shoppers about warning signs of heart disease and stroke can
help save one person's life.”

Nearly
400,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest each year, and having CPR performed
doubles or triples the chances of survival for victims.

The event will be held from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the mall on the lower level by Lane Bryant.

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