The “Costco Connection” to Hands-Only CPR

“Out for a 10-mile run on a beautiful Florida day, 52-year-old Costco member Tom Maimone collapsed at mile nine in a neighbor’s driveway. Luckily, Tom Elowson, also a Costco member, was driving by when it happened. Immediately, Elowson jumped into action and started chest compressions while humming the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” (to maintain the correct pace) as a neighbor called 911. “I had never had any formal CPR training,” says Elowson, who had seen the Today show’s Matt Lauer demonstrate Hands-Only CPR and remembered it.”

Read more about the lifesaving difference Hands-Only CPR made for Tom Maimone in the February issue of Costco Connection, a monthly magazine distributed to 8.5 million Costco store members worldwide. Thank you, Costco, for helping AHA spread the word about the importance of taking action with two simple steps to save a life!

1 thought on “The “Costco Connection” to Hands-Only CPR”

  1. Excellent that Tom E recalled the Today Show’s snippit and that it ultimately saved Tom M’s life. And how cool that the message will reach 8.5 M more American’s in Feb. Just super!

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