“Everyone there just seemed really eager to learn and apply their skills. They were very pumped about getting to practice the skills, and the instructors were extremely enthusiastic about CPR and empowering others,” Binish Pirwani, active team member of the Disque Foundation said about the “CPR Anytime” event in Chicago.
The Disque Foundation joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the American Heart Association on July 17th in a team effort to help save lives. The event, taking place Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency, was filled with over 500 members wanting to learn more about the life saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The “CPR Anytime” event was packed with members and volunteers spread out across the room working on their CPR training, with each group guided by a skilled professional to ensure the use of proper CPR techniques. Music pumped throughout the room playing Staying Alive by the Bee Gees to help members keep the right pace for proper CPR compressions and consequently making volunteers dance in the background as they helped.
Pirwani volunteered at the event working closely with the sorority to help with the training. Pirwani aided in the facilitation of the classes and supervision of the training techniques. She provided answers to member’s questions about the skills they were learning.
The sorority members of AKA and the AHA helped to make a difference in the Chicago community. Their empowering knowledge of CPR training helped spread awareness of simple CPR to hundreds of people in just one evening.
Frequently working with the AHA, National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) is continually honored to help empower those through the Disque Foundation both nationally and internationally to save lives with proper CPR training.
CPR training has the power to prevent unnecessary deaths, and unfortunately out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are more common than people often think. This reality has resulted in the need for universal CPR awareness and training. According to the AHA, about 70 percent of bystanders feel helpless in the scene of a cardiac emergency, and they simply do not know how to respond, which often results in detrimental consequences or fatalities.
NHCPS is honored to fund the Disque Foundation as they inspire others to live inspired lives through their various mission trips and volunteer opportunities both internationally and around the United States.
Check out this short video of the volunteers and students administering CPR Anytime!