CPR: Learn how you can save a life

November is CPR Month and the Rotary Club of Mission Mid-day and Immediate First Aid challenges everyone to get the training they need.

This November, be the somebody who saves a life.

If you witnessed a family member in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do?

Although the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a heart attack or another cardiac emergency, fewer than half say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.

November is CPR Month and the Rotary Club of Mission Mid-day and Immediate First Aid challenges everyone in Mission to get the training they need to help save a life.

Saturday, Nov. 21 will be CPR Challenge Day at Heritage Park Middle School.

Rotary and Immediate First Aid will be offering free, non-certified CPR training provided by certified Red Cross instructors and hope to teach lifesaving skills to as many residents as possible.

Effective bystander CPR, when used in conjunction with an AED and administered immediately following cardiac arrest, can double a person’s chance of survival.

More than 50,000 Canadians die of heart disease every year. Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians who have had to perform first aid did so to help a family member.

Visit immediatefirstaid.ca for more information and to register for this opportunity to save a life.