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NASA Goddard Director, U.S. Rep. Hoyer Kick Off Gabby Giffords Save-A-Life Campaign
GREENBELT, Md. -- On Friday, March 18, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and Goddard Space Flight Center Director Rob Strain will join the American Red Cross and Goddard employees for an event marking the kick-off of the national Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life campaign. Goddard employees will take part in a shortened version of the official Red Cross training for basic hands-only CPR, the treatment of shock, and how to treat wounds.

On Saturday, March 19, at more than 100 locations across the Nation, the Red Cross will provide the same training to the general public.

News media representatives who wish to attend the event, which goes from 12 noon - 1 p.m. EDT at Goddard, should contact Ed Campion in the Goddard newsroom as soon as possible to arrange accreditation and access. Campion can be contacted via e-mail at or by calling either 301-286-0697 or 202-423-6285.

On Friday afternoon, information and still images from the event will be available at:

Goddard Release No. 11-021

Ed Campion
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Maureen Beach
Office of U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer