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May 20, 2015
CPR training demonstrated at FamilyFest
lnstructors demonstrating CPR to onlookers
Halifax Community College (HCC) instructors Darrel Miles and Carla Hutcherson volunteered their time and talents during FamilyFest 2015 held at the Roanoke Valley Fitness Interactive Trail at HCC to show visitors how to perform chest compression only CPR. The demonstration site was a great success with many adults and even more children stopping by to practice providing chest compressions on the mannequins and visiting the HCC Mobile Lab, asking many health-related questions. North Carolina not only leads the country in heart disease issues, but also leads the country in the mortality rate from cardiac arrest. While it is desirable for everyone to be certified in CPR, it is often hard for people to find the time every other year to maintain this. At a minimum, it is important for all citizens to at least be exposed to CPR and for them to be willing to provide whatever help they can to someone in need. This realization has led to several professions being required to have CPR certification and even new legislation that is now in effect in the state that all graduating high school seniors have CPR training.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239