Saturday, July 9 at Veteran’s Memorial Park

Volunteers from the American Red Cross will step up to the plate to demonstrate Hands-Only CPR to the starting lineup of the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs and fans at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Saturday, July 9.

Prior to the start of the game vs. the Utica Blue Sox at 5 p.m., Red Cross volunteers equipped with mannequins will join Diamond Dawgs players on the field to demonstrate Hands-Only CPR. Fans are encouraged to watch the action, as Hands-Only CPR can help gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event.

In addition, Red Cross volunteers will be near the stadium entrance prior to the game to provide information on CPR training and other Red Cross programs and services.

The American Red Cross shelters feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Central and Northern New York Chapter serves the communities of Herkimer, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.

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