During the week of Feb. 6-10, students at Joseph Martin Elementary jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope for Heart. The students raised $3,815.07 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.
“Coach Tuck and the students at JME were very determined to raise a lot of money by jumping rope in physical education classes. Chloe Svarda, a first-grade student at JME, raised $185 for the event. I am so proud of all the participants and their gym teacher,” Assistant Principal Dr. Kathy Moody said.
Jump Rope for Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through jumping rope. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
To make a donation or to learn more about Jump Rope for Heart, call the nearest American Heart Association office or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721).