Jump Rope for Heart
Students came together to remember people in their life who have gone through the struggles of heart disease, or who are still persevering. As a school, we honored those loved one's through our Heart of Honor poster.We had TWO Jump Rope for Heart Medal of Honor winners this year, where each student raised over $1,000! The two brothers worked so hard to earn this medal, and both the school and I are very proud of them! Thank you Tristan and Cameron!The Jump Rope for Heart event last year, was a huge success and we appreciate all of the support that we had in raising awareness of heart health and raising funds for the American Heart Association. Thank you again to everyone who donated and helped raise over $6,000 for the American Heart Association!
Fall City is proud to partner with the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart! All throughout the first two weeks of February, during PE classes, and during lunch recess Friday, February 5th, Fall City Elementary School students will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) program! We will join in the fight against heart disease and heart disease related illnesses, like stroke. Our school is holding our annual Jump Rope for Heart event for students in grades K – 5 to raise funds for the American Heart Association. The money that our school raises helps fund potentially lifesaving research and will support programs that help people in our community. It also supports the development of educational materials, which teach the importance of heart health and staying fit.
Please use the link below to sign up to join our team to collect funds for the American Heart Association or use the collection envelope that was sent home with students. Money that is collected should be brought to Ms. DeWitte by March 9th with checks payable to American Heart Association, and when it is sent in, the American Heart Association will send back thank you gifts according to the chart on the envelope. All K-5th students are invited and encouraged to participate in the event even if they decide not to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
- YOUR CHILD learns about the importance of the heart—how it works, and how to take care of it: With the educational programs from the American Heart Association, our students learn how the heart works, how exercise affects their hearts and how to stay FIT FOR LIFE!
- YOUR CHILD reaches out to friends and family: The safe online tool makes it easy for your child to set up a web page and send emails to support their fundraising efforts and to share life-saving information. Go now to www.heart.org/jump to get started. Instructions on how to set up an account are located at this link Jump Rope for Heart Online.
CHILD feels good for making a difference in people’s lives! Funds raised support the heart association’s research
and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Heart disease is
the No. 1 killer of all Americans and more people die of heart disease than all
forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association is second only to the
U.S. government in funding research in heart disease and stroke. Additionally,
the school earns money for PE equipment so we can keep our kids MOVING!
There is also a matching gifts program. Many companies have a matching gifts program and students can increase their total donations significantly by asking sponsors if their employer has a matching gifts program. For more information on matching gifts, including a free company search, visit www.matchinggifts.com/aha.
In addition to the fund raising and rope jumping, we will also have a Heart of Honor. This giant heart will display the names of any of our friends, relatives, or neighbors that have died of, or who have, heart disease or a heart disease related illness. These names can be sent to me on a note, by email, or by leaving a message on my voicemail. I can be reached by phone at 425-831-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DID YOU KNOW? Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in one year.