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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

NEW OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS CPR TRAINING TO EMPLOYEES AT WORK

Rodale Aquatic Center Will Offer American Red Cross Training Classes to Businesses

Allentown, PA (October 4, 2004) - The Rodale Aquatic Center for Civic Health announces a new program aimed at businesses whose employees require certification in CPR techniques. The American Red Cross Outreach Program will come to a business's location to train employees as Professional Rescuers, eliminating the need for employees to travel off-site for classes.

"Businesses can and often require their employees to be trained and/or certified in CPR," says Scott Rowlands, director of the Rodale Aquatic Center. "The American Red Cross Outreach program will allow for a more flexible schedule where a business can choose a date that works best for their employees and eliminates extra travel time for them."

Classes are available for both infant and adult CPR, making the program ideal for occupations that may require training such as security personnel, day care employees, baby sitters and school teachers. This training enables Professional Rescuers to promote safety and respond appropriately in breathing and cardiac emergencies.

For more information about the American Red Cross Outreach Program, please contact the Rodale Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or e-mail aquatics@cedarcrest.edu.

About the Rodale Aquatic Center for Civic Health

The Rodale Aquatic Center is dedicated to fostering civic health and wellness by providing educational opportunities to the larger community, both alone and in cooperation with other organizations, that enhance the development of mind, body and spirit through a comprehensive array of aquatic classes, integrated with academic topics focused on healthy lifestyles. In addition to traditional swimming lessons for adults and children, the Aquatic Center strives to serve the diverse needs of the community with programs like Aqua Pilates/Ai Chi, Multiple Sclerosis Shallow Water, "Moms in Motion," Red Cross Certification, Health and Wellness lectures and many others. For a complete list of offerings, contact the Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or visit www.rodaleaquaticcenter.org.

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