June 1st-7th 2012 is National CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Week in the US. The week is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for people to learn CPR, and thus be in a position to save a life. CPR is an emergency procedure to be applied to an individual suffering from cardiac arrest. CPR can help restore sufficient circulation in the blood to preserve brain function intact until further spontaneous blood circulation and breathing is restored in the person. The SADS Foundation insists that sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US, and can happen to almost anyone at any time. Many victims may have previously appeared perfectly healthy and unaware of being at risk.