CPR mobile training kiosk comes to Strong Hospital for National Wear Red Day

CPR training kiosk at Strong Hospital

News10NBC presents the latest information on the events of the morning, breaking News and current weather conditions, as well as, the 10-Day forecast.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart disease in women. The American Heart Association is encouraging people to learn CPR to save lives, with heart disease being the no. 1 cause of death for women.

The American Heart Association partnered with URMC to provide blood pressure screenings and CPR training using the mobile training kiosk on Friday at the Strong Hospital lobby.

“We’ve got stations set up to on all sides here where we can train people in CPR,” said Ann Leonhardt-Caprio with the American Heart Association of Rochester. “We have our mobile CPR kiosk behind me and we’re also doing blood pressure checks and some fundraising for the American Heart Association.”

As News10NBC has reported, the mobile training kiosk allows people to learn the basics of CPR in just five minutes, then take a 30-second test to check their skills. The kiosk has been at Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher University and, more recently, Eastview Mall.

Several buildings in downtown Rochester will be lit up red on Friday night. You can also find a CPR course through the American Heart Association’s website here.

News10NBC is a partner of the American Heart Association and supports its events including the Go Red for Women luncheon, the annual Heart Walk and Run and the end of the year gala the Heart Ball.