“Jump Rope for Heart” 37th Anniversary Combines Charity Outreach with Physical Fitness
“Heart disease is the nation’s number-one killer” putting everyone, including children, at risk. The Jump Rope for Heart charitable outreach encourages students to “take care of their hearts through physical activity while making a difference in the lives of others.”
Streams Elementary School students and staff proudly raised $7,373 for the American Heart Association (AHA). During the month of February, students “jumped their way to healthy hearts” in physical education classes by participating in the 37th anniversary event.
Approximately 80 percent of the funds raised will go directly to the AHA mission of funding extensive research efforts, heart education, and programs to help live healthier lives.
The activity was coordinated by Ms. Barbara Rahr.
Standing among the amazing jumpers (left to right) are Jessica Crouthamel, Katie Kucherawy, Olivia Houck, Evan Taylor, and Luca Baird with their physical education teacher Ms. Barbara Rahr.