TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation's (HSF)
horror movie-style PSA is receiving praise around the globe and has
more than 500,000 views on YouTube in just over a week. Now, HSF is
looking to make history by giving thousands of Canadians a chance to
learn how to save lives, with a mass CPR (cardiovascular pulmonary
resuscitation) training event at Canada's Wonderland on Thursday,
"Our goal is for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to beat the Singapore
Heart Association's record of 7,909 people trained in CPR in one place
at one time," said Mark Holland, Director of Health Promotion and
Public Affairs at HSF. "We're halfway there with more than 4,000
tickets sold, so help us make history and join us on October 25. Be
part of a world record and learn life-saving CPR at the same time."
The Guinness World Records event is part of a province-wide Heart and
Stroke Foundation CPR campaign to raise awareness and increase the
numbers of Ontarians trained in CPR. The campaign began with the launch
of The Undeading PSA, which has received news coverage all over the world including CBS
News and the Washington Post as well as the Daily Mail in the UK and
all across Canada. In addition to the Wonderland event, HSF will
conduct CPR training in various Ontario communities throughout
Details: Tickets for the CPR event are only $14.99, which is 60 per cent off the
regular admission price. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m.
Admission gives participants full access to the park's rides and
Halloween Haunt events. You must be 13 years of age or older.
For tickets to Wonderland, to see the video and find other CPR training
events in your community go to theundeading.ca .
The Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca), a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease
and stroke, reducing their impact through the advancement of research
and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it
SOURCE: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
For further information:
Teresa Roncon cell: 416-937-5307