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Melbourne-based not-for-profit Urban Lifesavers will bring the beat back to raising cardiac arrest awareness with a mass defibrillation training event at Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Coinciding with cardiac arrest awareness month in October, the Back in a Heart Beat event will take place on Wednesday October 12th to encourage everyday people to take responsibility to be an urban lifesaver by becoming better informed, more confident and willing to take action to save another person’s life.
Author of novel Back in a Heart Beat and founder of Urban Lifesavers Anne Holland said the event will raise awareness of the importance of bystanders applying automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to prevent avoidable deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest. Holland’s passion for educating ordinary people to become urban lifesavers stems from the sudden cardiac arrest death of her husband Paul in 2008, who left behind five children. 
For more information visit http://www.urbanlifesavers.org.au