Students at L.C. Kerr Elementary School are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On Feb. 25, through March 1, Kerr School will host its second 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.
Please help our students help others by making a donation, said Kerr physical education teacher Cynthia Flowers.