Nov. 11, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A two-hour commitment could end up saving a life.
That is the message the Red Cross Noles, a Florida State student-athlete driven service organization, wants to convey as it prepares for Sunday's American Red Cross Super CPR Day at Dick Howser Stadium.
Quarterback Christian Ponder, president of the Red Cross Noles, is encouraging students and community members alike to turn out Sunday, November 14 from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive CPR training and certification.
"Every 32 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from cardiac or respiratory related illness," said Ponder. "By preparing students and community members with CPR skills, more lives will ultimately be saved."
Ponder will serve as master of ceremonies for the event and will be joined by other Seminole student-athletes.
Sponsors of the highly anticipated event include Tallahassee Memorial Heart & Vascular Center, Leon County EMS, Southeastern School of Health Sciences and WCTV. Over 500 local students and other community members are expected to receive adult CPR certification.
"After attending the event, you will have the power to save a life," said Ponder. "Knowing how to perform CPR is an essential life skill that everyone should have. Everyone attending Super CPR Day will leave and be equipped to perform CPR and save a life."
The pre-registration fee is $15 and can be dropped off at the Florida State Student Activities office on the third floor of the athletic department (University Center D). Registration the day of the event is $20 and begins at 4 p.m. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and refreshments.