March 1, 2002

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Vanderbilt sponsors mass CPR training day

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the sponsors of a mass CPR training day on Saturday, March 9.

In an effort to help save lives that are lost as a result of sudden cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association and the Nashville Fire Department will train people in Davidson and Williamson counties at designated fire hall locations during a free two-hour class.

Classes will be offered 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To register call the toll-free number 1-877-AHA-4-CPR or 1-877-242-4277.

Asthma workshop is March 6

A free workshop for asthmatic children and their parents will be held March 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the S.S. Kresgre Learning Resource Center, across from Metro General Hospital.

The workshop, sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the American Lung Association of Tennessee, will provide educational tips on asthma, new treatments that are available and caring for children who suffer from asthma.

Asthma affects more than 12 million Americans, including about 10 percent of all children under the age of 18.

Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes, or airways of the lungs, characterized by tightening of these airways. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, tightening in the chest, and wheezing. It is a chronic disease; people with asthma live with it every day and very often for their whole lives.

Call 329-1151 to register or for more information.

Nashville Predators ticket sales help Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Nashville Predators are teaming up to raise funds for children served by Vanderbilt.

Tickets for two games have been set aside for supporters of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital (VCH), and by purchasing those tickets part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the hospital.

The two games are Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m., as the Predators face Stanley Cup champions Colorado Avalanche. On Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m., the Predators take on the Calgary Flames. Tickets can be purchased on the Web site

In order for VCH to receive the donation, please use username “Vanderbilt” and password “Predators.” VCH receives $7 of the $27 ticket price for upper bowl seats and $15 of the $65 lower arena seats.

Call Annie Snelgrove at 770-2115 for more information.