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Third Annual CPR Blitz hits this Saturday

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is gearing up for its Third Annual CPR Blitz this weekend.

The event will teach people how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. About 650 people came last year, this year organizers hope they can get over a thousand. They say it's important to teach as many people as possible, especially in an area like Yakima.

"With Yakima County being so rural... When someone suffers from a cardiac event, time is muscle. And so... The sooner we can get the profusion going on the better chance of a positive outcome that they have," says EMT David Lynde.

It starts this Saturday at the Yakima Convention Center on North Eighth Street. There are two English sessions starting at nine and ten that morning, followed by a Spanish session at 11.