KENNEWICK, Wash.-- If you've always wanted to learn CPR and help save lives, now's your chance. This Saturday, Kennewick General Hospital will be hosting their second annual mass CPR training event, called "Saving Lives in the Heart of the Tri-Cities."
At last year's event, KGH staff and volunteers trained 800 people; their goal this year is 1,200. Everyone who goes will get a training kit, which includes a DVD and a mini-mannequin. After you learn, you can then teach friends and family, which could end up saving your own life. Lancene Lamson, American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator, says, "About 80% of the time, cardiac arrests are witnessed by a friend or family member. So, those people that are closest to us need to start CPR immediately."
KNDU is teaming up with KGH and other sponsors to bring you this event. It's this Saturday, September 26th. Classes will be taught every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The event is free of cost.