Did you know? Each year, approximately 300,000 to 400,000 people in the United States die from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 – 7. For the third consecutive year, the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) has partnered with the American Red Cross, and is launching its annual CPR/AED Awareness Campaign. This campaign promotes the importance of the life-saving skill set, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This year the theme is, CPR and AEDs are The Life-Saving Super Duo! GCADA and the Red Cross are encouraging all citizens to be a Super Hero in their community by getting trained in CPR and AED.
For every minute the heart isn’t beating, chances of survival decrease by up to 10 percent. The combined use CPR and AED within minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest, can increase victims’ chances of survival by up to 80%. This life-saving combination is easy to learn, and can save lives. For this reason, GCADA and the Red Cross are promoting The Life-Saving Super Duo for CPR/AED Awareness.
As an ambassador of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, the GCADA is committed to preserving and promoting personal freedom of mobility by providing CPR training manikins to organizations involved in CPR/AED training. For more information regarding CPR/AED training and certification, visit www.redcross.org/cpr. Any non-profit agency that engages in CPR/AED training and is in need of a new training manikin may contact Sandy Moeller in the GCADA office at 513-326-7100 or go to www.gcada.net/cpr for more information.