Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Be Undead

It's that spooky time of year when all the ghouls and goblins creep out into the night. Witches brew and skeletons quake. And Zombies eat your brains.

But did you know that in Canada there are approximately 40,000 thousand cardiac arrests per year. For the 85% of these that happen outside of a hospital,  the current survival rate is only 5%. Truly scary. However, an individual’s chance of survival can increase to up to 75% when early CPR is used in combination with an AED.

CPR makes you Undead!

Maybe not enough to make it onto a hit cable tv show, but at least enough to get your through.

And since anyone can suffer a cardiac arrest, everyone should learn CPR. To find free CPR training opportunities in your area visit

In Ontario, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is launching the 2013 CPR campaign with the Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade on October 26 beginning at 3 pm at Nathan Phillips Square. Come out and learn the three simple steps that can save a life.

Help revive the witch,
and keep Hallowe'en, your friends and your family alive!

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