Heart Health Awareness


This February during American Heart Month, we're inviting everyone to Be the Beat by keeping the healthy rhythm going and learning Hands-Only CPR. Why? About 70% of cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital, with many happening in homes. If you are called on to perform CPR, it will likely be for someone you know or love.

American Heart Association


CPR Resources

Bystander Intervention

Facts and statistics about why intervention is key.

Find a Course

Find trainers close to where you live.

Recommendation: if individuals need certification for work purposes, we recommend the Heartsaver course (it is OSHA approved); if they just want to know how to properly provide CPR with rescue breaths, CPR Friends & Family Anytime is a non-certification that still covers the basics and AED usage.

Damar's #3forHeart CPR Challenge

Take these 3 simple steps to help save lives. Learn CPR. Give. Share.

General Heart Health

My Life Check

Use My Life Check, a free online tool to assess your own heart health and better understand your risk for heart disease and stroke, or learn more about Life's Essential 8.

Check It! Challenge

From February through May, join the Check It! Challenge.

Free and open to both individuals and organizations, the Check It! Challenge is based on Check. Change. Control.®, an evidence-based wellness and blood pressure management program that focuses on improving health by making simple changes to prevent and manage high blood pressure.

American Red Cross


Request a Hands Only Program for Members or Staff

A Free 30 min training teaching hands-only technique for CPR. Participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 911 (or the local emergency number) and give continuous chest compressions. CPR training certification is not provided through this course.

To learn more or schedule a free 30-minute class for your organization, please contact: WNYregionprep@redcross.org


CPR Education

Read about how the National Football League and its long-time partners, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, will promote cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education and work with coaches and others involved in youth sports to ensure they have the proper training and equipment to respond to medical emergencies.