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Jump Rope for Heart 2016 at EES

posted Jan 21, 2016, 8:45 AM by Leslie Cothern

Jump Rope For Heart – Before Event

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EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS JUMP FOR THEIR HEARTS AND HELP SAVE LIVES

 

 

 

 

 
Students at Edgewood Elementary School in Whiteville are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On February 12th Edgewood will host its 22nd  annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

 

Jump Rope For Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 are overweight and obese.

 

By including physical activity into their daily routines, kids can significantly reduce the onset and burden of heart disease, By raising money through Jump Rope For Heart, we are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans. Kids are literally jumping into a heart healthier life while becoming passionate about raising money for other kids with sick hearts.

 

For 36 years, millions of students have jumped rope and learned about heart health and how nutrition and physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke. Jump Rope For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.

 

 

 
Please help our students help others by making a donation. If you would like to help more, call your nearest American Heart Association office at (local phone #) or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721). You can also visit us online at heart.org/jump.
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