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Hands for Life

Hands for Life


We are about to revolutionize the training and performance of CPR in our communities.

Hands For Life is a free CPR training event that can teach anyone to be a lifesaver. Since its inception in 2009 we have trained nearly 10,000 people in Stamford, New Canaan, Darien and the surrounding communities, including our World Record setting event in 2012. We are now gearing up for our most ambitious event ever.

On September 26th we plan to train over 10,000 people! Everyone is invited. This event is being spearheaded by The City of Stamford and Stamford Hospital. The Event Will take place at Westhill High School from 9:00 am – 3:00pm

The Facts:

75% of cardiac arrests will happen in the home.
75-85% of witnessed cardiac arrests will be witnessed by family or friends.
50% of patients who have a cardiac arrest will have no symptoms before their event.
Chance of death increases 10% for each minute without CPR and defibrillation.
Performing CPR immediately DOUBLES the chance of survival.
Locally, only 25% of patients get CPR by a bystander at the time of arrest.
70% of people feel helpless in a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or are afraid they may hurt the victim.
The greatest risk occurs when you do nothing.
Anyone can learn how to perform HANDS-ONLY CPR.

It only takes 15 minutes. It is easy to learn and easy to perform. And it may save someone’s life.

This event is supported by the Stamford Public Schools, the American Heart Association, Stamford Downtown, Chelsea Piers CT and many community leaders and businesses.

We need your help in revolutionizing the training and performance of CPR in our communities.