Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Learn CPR and get Discounted Tickets to Twins Game Sept. 12

Twins join American Heart Association and Mayo Clinic to teach families CPR

MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Twins, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, American Heart Association and St. Jude Medical, today announce plans for Healthy Heart Day taking place Saturday, September 12 when the Twins take on the Oakland A’s at the Metrodome in a 12:10 p.m. contest.
During Healthy Heart Day, fans are invited to learn the basics of performing CPR by attending one of five American Heart Association CPR Anytime training sessions between 9:15 and 11:45 a.m. in the Metrodome Plaza’s picnic area (near gate D). Fans participating in Heart Healthy Day may also obtain a free blood pressure screening and visit a “Doctor Is In” station to get heart healthy tips from Mayo Clinic physicians.
Tickets for Healthy Heart Day are available in two seating sections – Lower Reserved ($21) and Upper Club ($12). And, each purchase of between one and four tickets includes one CPR Anytime kit with an inflatable CPR mannequin, a CPR Anytime DVD, an American Heart Association CPR for Family and Friends booklet and accessories.
According to the American Heart Association, almost 80 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. Only 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive because the vast majority of those witnessing the arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR. The American Heart Association’s CPR Anytime program can help families learn the lifesaving skills of CPR is just 22 minutes.
Please visit or call 1-800-33-TWINS for more information and to purchase tickets for Healthy Heart Day.

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