SHS raises over $750 through “Jump Rope for Heart”

Staff Report

RACINE — Students at Southern Elementary were jumping, hopping and playing all for a great cause – helping save lives with the American Heart Association. Last month the Southern students raised funds through the Association’s “Jump Rope For Heart” program, which teaches children the importance of healthy living through exercise and diet as well as the importance of giving back to help others in their community.

“Jump Rope For Heart teaches children that exercise can not only help your heart, but it can also be fun,” Michelle Loehr, Youth Markets dsirector for the American Heart Association, said. “We appreciate the students as well as the support of their coordinator, Jordan Pickens and Lifestyle Fitness Coach Katie Woods, as they are helping us in our fight against heart disease here in West Virginia.”

Southern Elementary School raised $768 last month and gave special recognition to student Jordan Gilbride, who single-handedly raised $125 to help fight heart disease.

“We’re so thankful to Jordan and to the students and faculty at Southern Elementary for being such big supporters of our mission,” Loehr said. “Thanks to the school, many more men, women, and children will live healthier, longer lives in Ohio.”

For more information contact Michelle Loehr at (304) 444-1268.

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