The American Red Cross is waiving their usual $25 fee and offering free CPR classes on Saturday, March 19. There are over 100 participating locations, but be sure to check the map on their site because they’re randomly scattered across the country.
Join the American Red Cross as they host the Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday on March 19, 2011. Just over two months ago, the events that unfolded in Arizona reminded the nation of the importance of being prepared in the event of an emergency. Many of the bystanders knew CPR and first aid and were able to save the lives of several victims, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who received help from her intern Daniel Hernandez. On March 19th, in more than 100 locations across the nation, the Red Cross will provide fast and easy classes to teach the basics of hands-only CPR, the treatment of shock and how to treat wounds. The classes will be shortened versions of Red Cross training courses, lasting approximately 45 minutes to one hour and offered multiple times during the day.
Best of all, the courses, which normally cost $25, are being offered free of charge for this event through the generosity of their sponsors, Safeway and Walgreens.