Greene County students in grades 2-8 will participate in the annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart community service project. From Jan. 26 through Feb. 9, students will raise funds for the American Heart Association while learning about building a heart healthy lifestyle. According to phys. ed. teacher Lori Danner, last year students in the district saved 183 lives.
Funding from events such as Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart have led to many lifesaving discoveries such as CPR, pacemakers, bypass surgeries, open heart surgeries, artificial heart valves, microsurgery and life-extending drug therapies.
Students will ask relatives, friends and neighbors for sponsorships. Money raised will go to fund potentially lifesaving research and educational and community programs.
Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart are co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance