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Introducing the New Heart and Sole Course

Hey girlfriends! The Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole Women’s Five Miler is less than two weeks away! This year’s race features a new, flatter, faster course without the Gervais Street hill! It also takes runners through some of the most picturesque, historic spots in downtown Columbia.

Here’s a look at the five-mile course:

And here is the three-mile course:

To register, visit heartandsolerun.com or heartandsolewalk.com

We’ll see you at the Start Line!

Just Say Know: Hands-Only CPR

If someone’s heart stopped beating, would you know what to do? It’s important for all community members to learn CPR. The American Heart Association now recommends hands-only CPR. That means chest compressions only, without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

This video showcases how it’s done. It’s easier than you think. Please watch it and share it with your family and friends.

Hands-Only CPR Notes:
1. Send someone to call 911 or have someone call 911.
2. Kneel directly over the victim.
2. Put the heel of your hand over the center of the chest. Then, put your other hand on top of the first.
3. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
4. The tempo should be 100 to 120 compressions per minute, which is the rhythm of the song “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees.

You can help save a life.

#CPRSavesLives
#JustSayKnow