YAKIMA, Wash.-- People in Yakima will get
a chance to learn how to save a life this weekend.
The Fourth Annual CPR Blitz comes to Yakima
this Saturday as part of "Heart Healthy Month".
Yakima Regional and Memorial Hospitals are among the sponsors for the event.
Instructors will teach people hands-only CPR,
and also show them how to use automatic defibrillators.
Organizers say it's especially important
to teach in Yakima.
Research shows that people are more
likely to die from heart attacks here than anywhere else in the state.
"Not because of our ambulance
services, we have some of the best ambulance services in the state here, it's
because our people... Not very many of our community members in our valley know
CPR," said CPR Blitz Instructor Pete Orgill.
The CPR Blitz is this Saturday at the Yakima
There are two English sessions at nine am
and ten am and a Spanish session at 11.
There's no cost to attend and you don't
need to register beforehand.