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KentuckyOne Health to Conduct Hands-Only CPR Training
at University of Louisville Women’s Basketball Game
Event part of effort to train Kentuckians in hands-only CPR during Heart Month

UofL Women’s Basketball fans will participate in a unique hands-only CPR training event during halftime of the UofL vs. NC State game on Thursday, Feb. 2. KentuckyOne Health wants fans to “Be a Heart Hero” by learning hands-only CPR in February, American Heart Month. Individuals can be trained in hands-only CPR in as little as five minutes. UofL Athletics is asking fans to dress as their favorite superhero for the game.

UofL Cardiologist Dr. Lorrel Brown will lead the halftime hands-only CPR training with local celebrities such as State Senator Denise Harper Angel; former White House Administrator and Louisville’s longest serving mayor Jerry Abramson and his wife Madeline Abramson; KentuckyOne Health Division Vice President Leslie Buddeke Smart; WAVE 3 News anchor Scott Reynolds; and local radio personality Lynda Lambert, among others.

Six superheroes, the Cardinal Bird mascot “Louie” and the KentuckyOne Health K-Man will be joining in on the fun. While on the court, trainers will demonstrate hand placement and depth of compression on mannequins. KentuckyOne Health staff will also be set up before the game in the KFC Yum! Center lobby to train fans one-on-one. Each participant will be asked to perform 60 seconds of CPR on their own.

A report from the Institute of Medicine found that individuals who live in areas where bystanders are more likely to start CPR have a better chance of survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Not only is hands-only CPR easier for the public to learn and remember, but research shows bystanders are more likely to act when they don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth.

Free Hands-Only CPR Training at UofL Women’s Basketball game

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Tipoff – 7 p.m.

KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202

Dr. Lorrel Brown, cardiologist, UofL Physicians
State Senator Denise Harper Angel
Jerry & Madeline Abramson
Leslie Buddeke Smart, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health
Scott Reynolds, WAVE 3 News anchor
Lynda Lambert, radio personality
Superheroes and mascots

Photo/video of hands-only CPR training on mannequins at halftime
Photo/video of UofL fans learning hands-only CPR
Photo/video of local celebrity advocates teaching hands-only CPR on the court

For more information and training locations, visit

The American Heart Association’s 60-second hands-only CPR training video is available at

Publish date: 

Monday, January 30, 2017