Woodland Heights Elementary students raise more than $10,000 for American Heart Association with Jump Rope For Heart Program

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Woodland Heights Elementary students raise more than $10,000 for American Heart Association with Jump Rope For Heart Program

On Feb. 26, 27, and 28, students at Woodland Heights Elementary jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart. The students raised more than $10,000.00 for the American Heart Association.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said Coach Morelock, Jump Rope For Heart coordinator. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives. The students were also motivated to jump for our very own ‘Heart Hero’, Mrs. Martha Asebedo. We dedicated our program to her as she undergoes a lifestyle change to help make her heart healthier.” Mrs. Asebedo is a first grade teacher at Woodland Heights Elementary.

“We had stations this year that not only included jumping skills, but also the students were given a chance to listen to their own heartbeat,” added Morelock. “We cannot possibly have such a successful event without the help of our school nurses and wonderful volunteers.”

Jump Rope For Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through jumping rope. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. To make a donation, visit the American Heart Association at heart.org/jump. Additional photos from Jump Rope for Heart at Woodland Heights Elementary can be seen at: www.brownwoodisd.org/wheJRFH.