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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

St. Minnesomeplace Parrot Heads Help Fund CPR Initiative

St. Minnesomeplace, a Minnesota Based group of Jimmy Buffet fans (Parrot Heads), heard that the American Heart Association was going to hold a massive public CPR training at the state capitol to advocate for our bill to ensure that every student in Minnesota gets trained in CPR prior to graduation. AHA is not only personally inviting every State Senator and Representative to receive training, but it is also open to the public FOR FREE! The Parrot Heads wanted to help. After all, WWJD…what would Jimmy do? So as part of their annual “party with a purpose” event this spring, they raised money for various Minnesota charities. This week they stopped by to drop off a check for $2600 to buy CPR Anytime kits and other materials for the training that will take place on March 7th, 2012 as part of our Heart on the Hill Day at the MN State Capitol.

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