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HART & Sole Treadmill Walk-a-Thon runs this Saturday

Posted: March 25, 2010 1:41 p.m.
Updated: March 25, 2010 5:00 p.m.
 
A ten-hour HART & Sole Treadmill Walk-a-Thon benefitting the National HART Foundations will run this Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the cardiogirl boutique fitness for women, 24003 Newhall Ranch Rd., Santa Clarita 91355-5702.

Santa Clarita Valley volunteers will take to the treadmills to raise funds for training local high school students in CPR and the use of AEDs (automated external defibrillators).

When an individual experiences sudden cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decrease 10% for every minute between the attack and when the hearts beat is restored. Knowing CPR and the use of an AED (when available) is a critical life-saving skill for teens and adults.

Sponsored by cardiogirl, a women-only fitness facility located in the new Bridgeport Marketplace, the event will benefit the National HART Foundations new training program in the Wm. S. Hart School District.

Teams sponsored by local groups will walk for an hour.

Individuals wishing to sponsor a team or walk will receive two-week complimentary memberships for both cardiogirl and Summers Indoor Tanning for their $20 donation. All donations are tax deductible. 

ABOUT cardiogirl
Designed specifically for women, cardiogirl provides a comfortable atmosphere and features the most advanced cardiovascular and strength equipment available. All of its cardio equipment offers personal TV and iPod entertainment systems and includes the new AMT cross-trainer from Precor. Beautifully decorated and immaculately clean, cardiogirl offers instruction at no additional charge.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL HART FOUNDATION
The non-profit National HART Foundation (Heart Attack Rescue Training) is dedicated to training students in CPR and AED skills, thus instilling confidence to save a life. Its Empowering the Next Generation Through Life Saving Skills program includes web-based and hands-on training prior to certification through the American Heart Association. This year, the program will be provided to 4,300 students in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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