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Mass walk to celebrate National Life Saving Day on Jan 20

Published on Jan 4, 2013 6:46 PM
 
File photo of an Automated External Defribrillator (AED), found at one of the 19 lift landings of Bukit Merah View housing estate. A mass walk will be held in late January as part of the annual National Life Saving Day celebrations.Every year nearly 1,400 people in Singapore suffer from heart attacks and only about 20 per cent receive any form of life-saving first aid before the arrival of an ambulance crew. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

A mass walk will be held in late January as part of the annual National Life Saving Day celebrations.

The walk will start at the War Memorial Park at Beach Road, and end at Esplanade Park at Connaught Drive.

Along the 1km route will be ten stations that depict various facets of safety, prevention, and life-saving. One booth, for instance, will focus on how to address major risk factors for heart attacks while another will address the use automated external defibrillators.

Every year nearly 1,400 people in Singapore suffer from heart attacks and only about 20 per cent receive any form of life-saving first aid before the arrival of an ambulance crew.

 
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