The 14th Annual Heartstarter is now history.
Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, and especially the 901 participants who were trained in the life saving methods of CPR. Lafayette is now a safer place because more people know what to do in case of an emergency.
Our next heartstarter will be held next spring.
Stay tuned for updates
Your Heartstarter Team
Be a Heartstarter
May 3rd, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
or 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Because an Emergency Can Occur Anytime . . .
The Heartstarter learning program can help increase the survival rates by training people just like you to respond quickly. The sad truth is most people don't survive a cardiac arrest. Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act before it is too late, but fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from someone nearby. Join us on May 3rd at the Cajundome.
CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is a procedure in which you basically try to restart someone's breathing or heart by manually compressing the person's chest and pushing air into the lungs by breathing into the person's mouth. The breathing portion of the procedure is known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Would you like to be one of our 300 volunteers that help put on this FREE event?
Click to Volunteer for 2014.
If you belong to a group, club, or school organization that would like to participate in the Heartstarter event, let us know.
By volunteering, you will be helping to save lives throughout Acadiana, perhaps even a member of your own family. Help us achieve our goal of having the most CPR trained residents per capita in the State by volunteering for this year's event. Volunteers must be middle school age or older.
Memories of 2013
Support our Sponsors
For the 14th year in a row, contributions from our sponsors have enabled us to offer the Heartstarter CPR training FREE of charge to everyone. Please thank these sponsors and support them in the community as they continue to make Acadiana a safer place to live and work.