UCF will celebrate World Heart Day this Thursday with a series of hands-only CPR trainings that aims to teach more than 1,000 members of the community quick, basic emergency response.

Free training sessions will start every few minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom inside the Student Union.

The training will last about half an hour, and LINK Loot points will be available to student attendees.

World Heart Day, held each year on Sept. 29, encourages people to reduce cardiovascular risk by making heart healthy choices and knowing how to help others in cardiac distress.