Skipping To The Beat

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Students in first through fifth grade at Bowling Green Elementary School took a step forward in promoting heart health by participating in the schoolwide Jump Rope for Heart program, raising  more than $9,000 for the American Heart Association.

Prior to the event, the students created posters that brought awareness to heart disease prevention. Covering the gym walls, the posters featured drawings about living a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, eating nutritious meals and engaging in 60 minutes of physical activity every day.    

On the day of the fundraiser, the students divided into groups and exercised their heart muscles by jumping rope to popular pop music, generating a total of $9,408.