Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stay Alive with the City of Southlake on February 13th!

The Third Annual Staying Alive in Southlake event is being held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at The Marq Southlake. This year, LiveFit Southlake, a 10-week community wellness challenge, has also been added to the event festivities. Staying Alive in Southlake will be held at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Dr. and will last from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Staying Alive is an American Heart Association initiative promoting hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. The City of Southlake’s Staying Alive event is aimed at not only teaching hands-only CPR but also providing Southlake families with opportunities to learn more about heart health, nutrition, and ways to stay fit.

There will be lots of fun activities for everyone. Parents and kids can run the firefighter obstacle course, participate in Zumba classes, enjoy a Lunch and Learn, and learn hands-only CPR as well as self-defense tips for women and so much more. Participants who are registered for LiveFit Southlake can receive up to 10 points in the wellness challenge for participating in classes and events. You can learn more about LiveFit Southlake at LiveFitSLK.com.

Heart health and overall wellness are both issues Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill, feels strongly about. Mayor Hill says, “Staying healthy and fit in today’s fast-paced world is more important than ever for families. I feel strongly that this wellness challenge will not only be fun and easy but it will give us all a chance to LiveFit together.”

Need more reasons to join us on February 13?

CPR saves lives. Did you know that effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander?

Did you know that every four seconds a theft happens and every 54 seconds a robbery occurs?

Knowing CPR and how to protect yourself can save lives. We hope that you and your family will join us for this community-wide event to learn about health and safety and have fun learning together!

For more information about the event, please contact Fire Prevention Officer Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349 or Community Initiatives Coordinator Valerie Snyder at (817) 748-8173. For questions about LiveFit Southlake, please contact Recreation Coordinator Jared Darnell at (817) 748-8272.

What:    Staying Alive & LiveFit Event

When:   Saturday, February 13, 2016

Where:  The Marq ~ 285 Shady Oaks Dr.

Time:    10:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.