Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dorchester Elementary Jumps Rope For Heart

In the almost 35 year history of Jump Rope For Heart, the American Heart Association has been able to impact many lives thanks to fundraising of students all across America.  

Over the years, those funds have helped scientists and health care providers to reduce the number of people dying from heart disease and stroke by 25 percent.  Impressive stuff.

This month, Dorchester students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program.  

The Dorchester Student Council and the DPS physical education department worked together to host this fundraiser.  

Jump rope curriculum was taught in elementary PE classes for two weeks and then a "Jump Off" competition was held Dec. 5.  

All donations raised by the DPS elementary students were sent to the American Heart Association.  

DPS educators and students wish to say thank you to all who donated or helped in any way.

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