September 29, 2011

Photo: Learning life-saving skills

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Photo by Susan Urmy

Vanderbilt University cheerleader Hillary Marts learns CPR at an emergency preparedness training day hosted by Athletes For America. More than 300 professional, collegiate and high school athletes from across Middle Tennessee gathered in Memorial Gym recently to become certified in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Athletes For America, founded by Billy McGehee after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, aims to educate America’s athletes in life- saving techniques and create a civilian emergency preparedness network.