Compression for Life program with bullpen catcher Jeff Urgelles.
Program includes healthy eating and exercise seminars, CPR training and certification
The Marlins Foundation is pleased to announce the second cycle of Compression for Life, a program that teaches heart health and provides CPR and first aid training to the youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade.
In 2012, the Marlins Foundation and Catcher Jeff Urgelles launched a CPR class for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Miami Dade. This program was inspired by news of Urgelles’ vital role in saving the life of a young woman who had collapsed with cardiac arrest during a Marlins away game in Arizona.
“The Compression for Life Program helps our kids understand and learn the importance of CPR.” shares Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade. “We’re thankful to Jeff and the Marlins for helping make our community a safer and healthier place.”
During the first year of the program, Compression for Life taught the importance of heart health to over 100 youth at the Boys & Girls Club Hank Kline Campus, and provided CPR certification for twenty Boys & Girls Clubs employees. This year, the program will continue with additional support from the local American Heart Association and 911 Education Consultants to offer Compression for Life at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade Kendall Campus.
Heart Health – Monday, January 27, 2014 4:00 PM
Teaching the importance of healthy eating and exercise and how both aspects contribute to positive heart health.
CPR Training – Monday, February 3, 2014 4:00 PM
Teaching the skills needed to provide CPR, AED and First Aid.
CPR Certification Class – Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:00 AM
Certification Ceremony – Monday, February 10, 2014 4:00 PM
Location – Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade – Kendall Campus
9475 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176