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Birmingham Black Nurses Association Partnering With Cardiac Solutions To Teach CPR Training At Summer Youth Camps

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Sudden cardiac arrest is something that can occur indiscriminately. With February being American Heart Month, it’s important to educate the community on what they should do if someone they know goes in to sudden cardiac arrest.

The Birmingham Black Nurses Association, Cardiac Solutions and Birmingham City Parks and Recreation has decided to join forces to do just this.

“We are so pleased to be selected by the BBNA as their partner to better the reach into the African-American community in addressing the very real danger of falling victim to sudden cardiac arrest,” said Jon Seale, CEO of Cardiac Solutions.

This summer, the Birmingham Black Nurses Association (BBNA) will be teaming up with Cardiac Solutions to provide educational training for Birmingham’s summer youth camps.

The BBNA and Cardiac Solutions will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, February 27 at 2 p.m. at Legion Field to announce their plans to train Birmingham students in how to potentially save a life.

Council President Pro Tem William Parker said it’s important to be able to teach children how to administer CPR, especially with summer approaching. “This is potentially a life-saving program and I think the sooner we can show children the importance of knowing CPR, the better off we will be as a city. You never know when something bad can happen and I personally feel better knowing more young people will know how to save a life,” Parker said. “I want to thank Councilor Hoyt for his continued efforts with the [BBNA] to help educate our youth – I know they have big plans and we just want to keep that momentum going.”

This press release was written by Cody Owens, in the Birmingham City Council Office of Public Information. For more information contact Director of Public Information for the Birmingham City Council Chiara Perry at 205-254-2036.