Each year Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital treats about 40 children who drown or almost drown in pools, ponds or other bodies of water. An event hosted by Make A Splash Mid-South, Le Bonheur and Safe Kids Mid-South will arm parents and other caregivers with the skills and knowledge of how to perform CPR.
On Saturday, August 4, three free CPR training sessions will be held in Rash Hall at Christ Methodist Church at 4488 Poplar Avenue. The one-hour sessions will be offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Certified CPR instructors from a number of other local agencies including the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Methodist Healthcare and Memphis and Bartlett fire departments will lead the training.
Please register in advance by e-mailing CPR@makeasplashmidsouth.org or calling 901-287-5992. Walk-ins are welcome. Dress comfortably and bring a towel or something to kneel upon.