On March 18th and 19th, students at Jefferson Elementary participated in “Jump Rope for Heart” during their PE specials classes, raising more than $1,884 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs, and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s #1 and #4 killers.
“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said Sandy Monce, Jump Rope for Heart coordinator and Jefferson PE teacher. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.”
“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 SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators).
Pictured: These sixth grade students enriched the lives of others by raising funds for the American Heart Association while inspiring their own dreams of living healthy lives.