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Click here for a one-page fact sheet from the American Heart Association to learn more about Hands-Only CPR.



Click here for a few key statistics about heart disease, stroke, other cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors.



Research suggests that what you eat/drink can protect your body against a myriad of health woes. Studies show that up to 70% of heart diseases cases are preventable with the right food choices. 

Click here for a list of heart-healthy items certified by the American Heart Association.

Tennis begins with LOVE! We are offering members in good standing an exclusive heart-healthy social and wellness event to help raise awareness for and in support of Heart Health Month on Saturday 2/24 from 3-6pm at Rock Creek Park. The planned activities for the event day include:

  Rock Creek's social lobby with healthy snacks and refreshments;

  Swag and goodies from the American Heart Association;

  Free "Hands Only" CPR Basics Training Session, facilitated by the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department; and

  Two hours of FREE tennis (three 40-minute intervals) 

  Sign up here


Hands-only CPR/AED awareness training provides participants with the theoretical and hands on CPR essential elements of proper hands placement, compression depth and rate. Because the use of an AED in a cardiac emergency in addition to compressions, significantly augments the chance or survival, the training includes to how to actually use an AED while doing compression only CPR. 

Hands Only CPR is designed to be used on adolescents and adults only. Participants not only hear all of this, but they get to practice the skills as well. A hands-only training can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less! 


Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

Watch a demo below from the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR page.

Robert "Bobby" Spencer

(February 24, 1970 – August 15, 2017)

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