(WFXR) — You never know when you may have to deal with an emergency, especially as we head into the summer season, which means it’s time to be prepared.
As part of its sixth annual “Free CPR and AED Education Day,” Compress & Shock Foundation plans to hold classes across Virginia on Saturday, May 21 to teach community members how to save lives through the chest compressions and the use of AEDs.
These classes will last 60 to 75 minutes and are open to anyone age 13 and up. In addition, all participants are eligible for a 35% discount on an AED.
Here is a list of every event in southwest Virginia for “Free CPR and AED Education Day:”
- Cave Spring Masonic Lodge at 9 a.m.
- Iglesia La Roca (in Spanish) at 9 a.m.
- Elmwood Park (in Spanish) at the Local Colors Festival at 9:30 a.m.
- Washington Park at 10 a.m.
- Fallon Park at 10 a.m.
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine at 10 a.m.
- St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (in Spanish) at 11 a.m.
- Orchard Villas at 11 a.m.
- Washington Park (in Nepali) at 1 p.m.
- Sweet Donkey Coffee at 3 p.m.
- Vinton Moose Lodge Family Center at 10 a.m.
- Greenfield Park at 10 a.m.
- Fincastle Library at 10:30 a.m.
- Rocky Mount:
- Rockbridge Area Relief Association at 1 p.m.
- Smith River Sports Complex at 1 p.m.
If you are interested in attending one of these events, you are asked to sign a participation waiver. You can also check out a list of the foundation’s other free CPR and AED classes around the country by clicking here.
Ahead of Saturday’s events, Dr. Karen Perkins and Michelle Musser from the Compress & Shock Foundation stopped by “Good Day Virginia” to show WFXR News’ Amanda Kenney, Charmayne Brown, and Evan Johnson how to perform CPR — even on a child or baby — and use an AED.