In honor of National Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual Go Red for Women campaign, TexasHealthSouthlake – in partnership with AHA, City of Southlake, and other local businesses and community organizations – is hosting the 4th Annual Staying Alive Southlake event February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m., at The Marq in Bicentennial Park.
With heart disease being the number one killer of Americans, the goal is to provide residents of Southlake and surrounding communities with a free, fun and educational event to help raise awareness about heart disease, as well as preventive measures. Hands-only CPR, which is performed to the rhythm of the disco classic “Stayin’ Alive,” can more than double or triple a person’s chance of survival, according to the AHA.
“This is the second year we’re hosting Staying Alive Southlake at The Marq, which allows us to offer activities indoors and outdoors. We’ve added several new vendors and items to this year’s event so everyone in the family will benefit by attending,” stated Laura Redman, director of marketing for Texas Health Southlake.
This year’s event features participation from many local businesses, including Bicycle World, Orangetheory Fitness, Juice Bar, Utopia Food & Fitness, Hands On Health Chiropractic and Luke’s Locker, which will lead a 5k walk/run through Bicentennial Park.
o Hands-on only CPR training from staff at Texas Health Southlake
o Free CPR kits (with instructional DVD) for every family
o 5k walk/run with Luke’s Locker; registration will be done onsite
o Women’s self-defense demonstrations
o Health screenings
o Zumba classes taught by Delia Cavnar
o Obstacle course provided by Impact Performance & Fitness
o Car seat checks and senior car fit
o Fun giveaways from health fair vendors
Staying Alive Southlake is a free event and no pre-registration is required. Since 2014, approximately 500 adults and youth received hands-only CPR training from Southlake DPS and employees of Texas Health Southlake. In addition, approximately $26,000 has been raised for the AHA through corporate sponsorships and private contributions at the event.
Texas Health Southlake is part of the Texas Health Resources system, which is a sponsor of AHA’s Go Red for Women campaign. For more information about Texas Health Southlake, visit www.texashealthsouthlake.com.