The Green Bay Packers and Bellin Health are teaming up to host a free hands-only CPR training event Wednesday, Aug. 23, inside the Johnsonville Tailgate Village at Lambeau Field. The event, coinciding with the Packers' last public training camp practice, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and aims to equip attendees with the necessary skills to potentially save lives in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
The walk-in training sessions, led by healthcare providers from Bellin Health, will last around five minutes and require no appointment. Participants will learn the basics of CPR, focusing on chest compressions and recognizing signs of cardiac arrest.
As an added bonus of participation, all hands-only CPR training attendees will be entered to win four outdoor club tickets to the Packers' preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Aug. 26, at noon.
Following the sudden cardiac arrest suffered by Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills earlier this year, the Packers and Bellin Health have taken steps to provide life-saving resources to surrounding communities. They have distributed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to 80 organizations in the region and conducted comprehensive training sessions to equip individuals with the skills and tools needed to respond effectively to sudden cardiac arrests.
"We're proud to host this event along with Bellin Health to reinforce the significance of prompt action," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "In a cardiac emergency, even those of us who do not have any advanced medical training or experience can provide initial life-saving efforts until first responders arrive."
The hands-only CPR training event offers an opportunity for community members, organizations and Packers fans to learn life-saving techniques and contribute to the safety of this region and beyond.
"Events like these are crucial in empowering people to react swiftly and confidently during emergencies," said Chris Woleske, Bellin Region President. "The collaboration between Bellin Health and the Packers is a testament to our shared commitment to the well-being of our communities."
The Packers and Bellin Health urge all individuals, community organizations and businesses in the region to participate in this unique opportunity to acquire valuable life-saving skills.
For more information on the hands-only CPR training event, please visit Bellin Health’s Facebook page.