North students jump rope for American Heart Association

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

February was national heart month. Students at North Elementary participated in the American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart. North Students raised $1,153 for the American Heart Association. The top fund raisers are Sierra Williams $150, Neftali Castillo $127 and Karlee Wiegert $103.

By taking part in the Jump Rope for Heart, students have helped many people and in many ways:

* They are funding life saving research for Heart Disease and Stroke. Heart disease and stroke are America's number one and number three killers and touch all of our lives.

* The students are helping support the Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart programs for other schools.

* They are helping children and adolescents from 6-19 that are considered overweight or obese. Obesity increases a person's risk for heart disease, Type II diabetes, stroke and many other chronic illnesses and leads to higher health care costs.

* They are helping promote healthy habits and passing the information onto there family's to enjoy for the rest of their lives.

* They are also helping with the educations of CPR in their community.

North School thanks Central Bank of Storm Lake for their participation in this event.

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