The Baylor College of Medicine Mass CPR event, organized by medical students, will provide free one-hour CPR training at five different community centers in high-risk Houston neighborhoods Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. and noon.

The areas are considered high-risk because of the high rates of out-of-hospital heart attacks and low rates of bystanders performing CPR. Medical students at Baylor hope to increase bystander CPR training for members of the Houston community who need it most and ensure it is accessible by providing it free of charge.

Community Centers participating in the event include:

  • Magnolia Multi-Service Center: 7307 Capitol St., Houston, 77011
  • Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center: 6402 Market St., Houston, 77020
  • Kashmere Gardens Multi-Service Center: 4802 Lockwood Dr., Houston, 77026
  • Third Ward Multi-Service Center: 3611 Ennis St., Houston, 77004
  • Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center: 4014 Market St., Houston, TX 77020

The event will be held in partnership with the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Email or call 713-364-4662 for more information or to RSVP. Each class has a maximum capacity of 60, so please RSVP to reserve a space. If room is available, walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event.