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March 14, 2011


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) announced Monday that he and his staff will join Rep. Gifford’s office and the American Red Cross in participating in the “Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-A-Life Training” course Wednesday on Capitol Hill:

WHAT: The American Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid training as part of “Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Training” course on Capitol Hill.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
One-hour training sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
A press stake-out with Rep. Schweikert and others will be held at 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: 340 Cannon House Office Building

WHO: All Members and their staffs are encouraged to attend

“It is important to consider that without the quick thinking and heroic actions by many Arizonans during the tragic shooting in Tucson, my colleague and many more would have lost their lives had there not been dedicated first aid response.

“I encourage Americans across the country to take advantage of these training opportunities in their local communities, so they too know how to help in a time of need. I am honored to stand with the Giffords office in attending and promoting such a great event.”

This Capitol Hill course kicks off a week of training that concludes with “Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday” on March 19, 2011. On Saturday, the Red Cross will offer further training in first aid and CPR for the public at more than 100 locations nationwide. A map of training locations and event details and a can be found at


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