RENO, NV - As part of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will hold its inaugural Heart Healthy Heroes 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, June 7 at Somersett Town Square, 7650 Town Square Way, in Reno. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. with the kids’ fun run starting at 10 a.m.
Registration for the 5k run is $40 and the kids’ fun run is $10. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association in their fight to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases. As part of the run, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite red her costume, dress, tutu or other red running gear.
Runners can register by visiting bit.do/remsarun and will pick up their run packets on Friday, June 6 between 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scheels in Sparks (participants can also register at this event). Runners can also register between 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. the day of the race.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the country. Everyone should know how to perform CPR in an emergency. Immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim's chance of survival.
More than 300,000 people will die from coronary heart disease this year before reaching the hospital. Victims that receive immediate CPR and a shock from an AED within three to five minutes have up to a 74 percent chance of survival. Currently, less than 8 percent of victims survive due to lack of CPR and AED use across the country.
For more information or questions, contact REMSA at (775) 858-5700 or online at remsaeducation.com.
REMSA demonstration locations:
Sunday, June 1 at Squeeze Inn - South Reno (25 Foothill Road, Suite 3, Reno) from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday June 2 at Swill Wine and Coffee (3366 Lakeside Ct., Reno) from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 3 at Whole Foods Market (6139 S Virginia St, Reno) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4 at Feed the Camel (McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr, Reno) from 5 p.m. to 8 pm..
Thursday, June 5 at MidTown Farmers Market (MidTown District, Reno) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, June 6 at Scheels (1200 Scheels Dr, Sparks) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 7 at The Club at Town Center in Somersett (7650 Town Square Way, Reno) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. as part of the Heart Healthy Heroes 5K and Fun Run.