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State Group Hopes To Set CPR Training Record

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut group is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for largest CPR training session next week when it hopes to teach 10,000 people life-saving actions in Stamford.

A local cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Nero, and Stamford officials are among those planning Hands For Life Stamford 2012 on Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chelsea Piers sports complex. Nero says he wants to help save lives by teaching more people how to resuscitate someone.

The Guinness World Record holder for largest CPR training session is the Singapore Heart Foundation, which taught 7,909 people CPR in Singapore in January 2011.

Organizers of the Stamford event are urging people to spare 15 minutes of their time to learn hands-only CPR. More information is available online at handsforlife.org.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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