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School’s heart fund-raiser brings in over $10,000 PDF Print E-mail
    Last Friday, students at Chase County Elementary jumped and shot all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart.
    The Chase County students raised more than $10,000 for the American Heart Association and helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fund-raising event.
    Youths in grades 1-6 collected donations in advance, and turned in the funds last week.
    Donations raised for Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart help fund research to fight heart disease and stroke and also support the American Heart Association’s public and professional education programs. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America and stroke is No. 3.
    “This year’s event was a huge success,” said P.E. instructor Jodie Schuller, Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops for Heart coordinator. “We’re very proud of all the jumpers and shooters, and we all had a lot of fun.”
    The students also enjoyed popcorn during Friday, provided by Tinker Raasch of Champion.
    Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops for Heart is a program that promotes physical fitness and heart health through the fun activity of jumping rope and shooting hoops. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.