CCAC to celebrate American Heart Month at The Mall at Robinson on February 24

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Learn about heart health for personal and family wellness at “CCAC Loves Your Heart!”

PITTSBURGH—Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Community College of Allegheny County is proudly participating in American Heart Month by hosting “CCAC Loves Your Heart!” at The Mall at Robinson on Saturday, February 24. Activities will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Court near Starbucks.

This free event is geared to all ages and will offer a variety of heart-healthy activities, including Family & Friends CPR/AED, which consists of 20-minute training sessions on the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and features a demonstration of the proper use of an automatic external defibrillator. Among other activities will be blood pressure checks; first aid demonstrations; chair massages; height, weight and BMI measurements; pet first aid/CPR demonstrations; and prize drawings. In addition, there will be information stations on nutrition and healthy eating.

CCAC, an American Heart Association (AHA) Authorized Training Center, will also provide information about the college’s credit and noncredit health programs, including Nurse Aide, Massage Therapy, AHA Training, the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) and Paramedic. In addition, representatives from CCAC’s Community Education programs will offer free fitness balls to the first 15 individuals who sign up to receive fitness emails. There will also be opportunities to receive a free fitness course consultation and to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate that may be used toward any CCAC noncredit fitness course.

The Mall at Robinson is located off 376 West exit 59 in Robinson Township at 100 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.

For more information, contact Sharon Abner, CCAC AHA Community Training Center coordinator, at sabner@ccac.edu or 412.788.7394.

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