Hands-only CPR, a lifesaving skill, will be taught by Hands for Life Stamford 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford.
Hands for Life Stamford 2012 was the brainchild of Dr. Thomas Nero, interventional cardiologist, Comprehensive Cardiology of Stamford and Greenwich, who wanted to change the loss of life to at least give those in need a chance to survive. Hands for Life Stamford 2012 has been supported by Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and Stamford Director of Public Health Anne Fountain. A committee of community members and businesses was formed.
The hope is to set a new Guinness World Record by training 10,000 people in one day. There will be trainers on hand who will guide participants through the steps.
"Every day I wake up knowing that I have a chance to help someone live a longer, healthy life," said Nero. "That's why I became a doctor and this day is truly my dream come true. I want to thank the City of Stamford and all of the volunteers and donors involved who are helping to make this day a reality. I hope to give others the chance to make their dreams come true as well as we learn CPR life-saving basics - call 911, check and compress."
To register or for information, visit www.handsforlife.org.