American Red Cross and Indiana Michigan Power to offer free Hands-Only CPR training

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News release from the American Red Cross:

American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana and Indiana Michigan Power to Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people over the age of 45 and is a risk factor in sudden cardiac arrest, killing over 300,000 every year. However, many of these deaths could have been prevented. That’s why the American Red Cross and Indiana Michigan Power have joined forces to bring you The Power to Save a Life, a special Hands-Only CPR training event that will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Glenbrook Square Mall. Two 45-minute training sessions will be offered free to the public at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but due to space limitations, preference will be given to those who register in advance. At The Power to Save a Life, qualified CPR instructors will teach you how to recognize an emergency, call for help, and perform Hands-Only or Compression CPR.

“Knowing how to perform Hands-Only CPR is an essential life skill that everyone needs,” according to Kay Ostrum, Executive Director, American Red Cross. “Come to The Power to Save a Life on October 8 and learn how to save a life.”

The Power to Save a Life is sponsored and made possible by Indiana Michigan Power. “The safety and health of our employees and the people in the communities we serve is a value that I&M and the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana have in common,” said Kim Sabrosky, community relations coordinator for Indiana Michigan Power (I&M). “Because of this shared commitment to safety, I&M is pleased to partner with the American Red Cross to provide the community with the opportunity to learn the life-saving skill of Hands Only CPR.”

For more information, call the Red Cross at 260.484.9336 X 204.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana serves seven counties: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. For more information, call (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-513-2599, or visit

About Indiana Michigan Power
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and serves more than 582,000 customers in Michigan and Indiana. It operates 3,595 MW of coal-fired generation in Indiana, 2,110 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan and 22 MW of hydro generation in both states. The company also provides its customers 150 MW of purchased wind generation. I&M is a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), which is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. Indiana Michigan Power’s website


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