Help-A-Heart program goal
We empower people to take action & save lives with basic CPR skills through a quick, hands-on experience with a CPR dummy & AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).
According to the American Heart Association’s 2018 report:
  • 25% of all deaths in the US are from cardiac arrest
  • Nearly 90% of the 356,000 annual, US, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) are fatal
  • 68.5% OHCAs happen at home & 21% in a public setting
Survival rates triple when bystander CPR is promptly administered -- & further double when an AED is used before EMS crews arrive. Join one of our free, hands-on, Help-a-Heart CPR events to find out how easy it can be to save a life.
Why it matters
Upcoming events
  • COVID19 schedule
    Since our Help-a-Heart CPR program is a practical, hands-on experience, it's on hold until the safety of our participants isn't a health concern.

Other dates & venues TBD.

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How long does it take?

It may vary depending on the number of participants, but our target for our free, hands-on, Help-a-Heart CPRcourse is 30 minutes or less. We aim to get each participant 5-10 minutes of hands-on experience with a CPR dummy & AED device. Our AHA BLS CPR certification course take approximately 4 hours.

Will I be CPR certified after taking this?

While our instructors are AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR instructor certified or AHA BLS CPR certified, you'll not be CPR certified after taking our free, hands-on, Help-a-Heart CPR course. We encourage everyone who wishes to learn more to later sign up for one of our AHA BLS CPR certification courses, AHA Heartsaver CPR AED certification courses, or one from other American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or another CPR certification provider.

Does it cost anything?

Our free, hands-on, Help-a-Heart CPR course is just that - free. If you choose to take one of our AHA BLS CPR certification courses, there's a small administrative fee ($20) to cover the cost of the AHA workbook and certificate.

Why are you offering this?

Hover over the photo for more. Or, if you're on your phone, read the text in the green box at the bottom of the page. Plain and simply, we want to pay it forward and help show how easy it can be to help save more people with CPR.

Where can I take part?

Check out the events listed to the side if you'd like to take part in one of our existing workshops. If you'd like us to come be part of an event you're putting on, contact us - we'd love to join, if possible.

Can you tell me about those CPR songs again?

Sure! Whille our favorite CPR song is Stayin' alive by the Begees, any song that has 100-120 beats per minute (bpm) is an ideal song you can use when doing chest compressions. Some of the more popular songs below: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Dancing Queen - ABBA
Float on - Modest Mouse The Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson Work it - Missy Elliot Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake Sorry - Justin Beiber Another One Bites the Dust - Queen You can check Spotify and search for CPR songs for other options! Remember -- too fast doesn't allow the heart to fill with blood and too slow doesn't circulate enough oxegynated blood to the heart & brain.

Past events
  • July 21, 2018
    Capitola, CA
    @ the Pier-to-Pier

  • August 10 - 11, 2018 
    Manhattan, NY
    @ the SEAPaddleNYC

  • August 19, 2018
    Sausalito, CA
    @ Open Water Rowing

  • September 12, 2018
    Campbell, CA
    @ eBay Preparadness Faire

  • September 22 - 23, 2018
    Monterey, CA
    @ Monterey Beach Sports Fest

  • October 11, 2018
    Redwood City, CA
    Oracle Health Fair

  • October 16, 2018
    San Jose, CA
    Oracle Health Fair

  • November 17, 2018
    Redwood City, CA
    101 Surf Sports

  • December 1, 2018
    Palo Alto, CA
    AHA BLS Certification Course  ($25 fee for the AHA certificate)

  • December 8, 2018
    San Rafael, CA
    101 Surf Sports

  • January 27, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    @ the Hano Hano

  • Feb 2, 2019
    Redwood City, CA
    101 Surf Sports

  • March 16, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA
    AHA BLS Certification Course  ($25 fee for the AHA certificate)

  • March 29-31, 2019
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Santa Cruz Paddlefest

  • March 30, 2019
    Santa Cruz, CA
    SUP Film Fest

  • May 25, 2019
    Mt. Vew, CA

  • Aug 3, 2019
    New York, NY

  • Sept 7, 2019
    Mt. View, CA

  • Sept 8, 2019
    Mt. View, CA

  • Oct 4, 2019
    Mt. View, CA

  • Oct 12, 2019
    San Rafael, CA
    SUP Film Fest

  • Oct 13, 2019
    San Rafael, CA
    Battle of the Bay

  • Nov 25, 2019
    Maui, HI
    SUP Film Fest

Other dates & venues TBD.

2018 SEAPaddleNYC on Aug 11th in Manhattan, NY
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CPR certification organizations
If you're looking to get CPR certified - check if one of our AHA BLS certification classes works for you - or check these orgs:
CPR songs
Keep the beat with the tune Stayin' Alive or check Spotify for the AHA CPR playlist for other songs at 100-120 bpm which are perfect for doing chest compressions.

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