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Posted January 20, 2015 in Community Web Exclusives, Greene County

Students in grades 2-8 at Greene County Elementary, Intermediate and Middle Schools are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Greene County.From January 26-February 9, students will be participating in our annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart community service project. Students will raise funds for the American Heart Association, while learning about building a heart healthy lifestyle. Last year our school 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 treatments.

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/Hoops for Heart teaches students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community.

Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart are co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Money raised by the event will go to fund potentially lifesaving research and educational and community programs. Please help our students help others. When a student asks you to be a sponsor, support Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart with whatever you can afford to give.

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