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Advocate Trinity Hospital to Host Athletes Know CPR Basketball Jam Classic Nov. 11

Pick-up basketball enthusiast Elston Harris, 54, believed he was safe from heart troubles until a massive heart attack struck him down, on a South Side basketball court. Harris is alive today because he received CPR immediately.  

Now, Harris is teaming up with his cardiologist, Dr. Marlon Everett, and Chicago Police Officer Binyamin Jones – the man who saved Harris’ life with CPR – to prepare other recreational athletes to save a life, should they experience a similar health crisis on the court.  

Come out and join them for an afternoon of basketball, music and free CPR training at Advocate Trinity Hospital’s Athletes Know CPR Basketball Jam Classic on Sunday, November 11 from noon to 3 pm, at Mt. Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., in Chicago.

During this event, Advocate Trinity Hospital team members – including the hospital’s newly appointed president, Rashard Johnson – will scrimmage against Chicago Pqark District's Foster Park’s pick-up basketball community and first responders representing Chicago’s Police and Fire Departments.  Also, specially-trained nurses will offer hands-on CPR training to community members, using life-sized mannequins.  Educational information about heart health, stroke and diabetes as well as opportunities to interact with hospital staff will also be available during this event.

 Men, women and teens – anyone who is interested in learning more about CPR and heart disease – are invited to attend this free community event. Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Keywords: Advocate Trinity Hospital, CPR, heart health

Posted in Community Highlights, Healthcare/Health Resources