Posted 10 months ago
By John P Tretbar
Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The American Heart Association funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs. Funding from events like Jump Rope for Heart has led to many lifesaving discoveries, such as CPR, pacemakers, bypass surgeries, open-heart surgeries, artificial heart valves, microsurgery, defibrillators and life-extending drug treatments.
The average heart beats 100,000 times each day. One of the best ways to take care of the heart is to make exercise a regular part of everyday life. Jump Rope for Heart teaches students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community.