Carver Elementary to host Jump Rope for Heart event

Special Report
Students at Carver Elementary School are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s number one and number three killers. On Feb. 24, at 8:15 a.m. in the Carver gymnasium, the school will hold its 15th Annual Jump Rope for Heart  event. Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular research and public professional educational programs.
Jump Rope for Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The average heart beats 100,000 times each day. One of the best ways to take care of your heart is to make exercise a regular part of your everyday life. 
Jump Rope for Heart teaches elementary students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community. They learn how they can make a difference by providing important community service and having a great time at this fun-filled family event.
Carver Elementary students raised a total of $1,178 during the 2016 Jump Rope for Heart Campaign. Money raised by the event will go to fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel diseases and educational and community programs. 
To support this or other Jump Rope for Heart events call (800) 242-8721.