Athletic Director Tom McVey will hold an informational meeting on Monday, February 26 at 8:30 am in the school cafeteria for the 2018 Jump Rope for Heart.
Jump Rope for Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
This program teaches students:
- the importance of developing heart-healthy habits;
- that being physically active can be fun;
- that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save lives in their community and across the country.
Millions of students have learned jump rope skills while learning how nutrition and physical activity can help them live longer, healthier lives. Jump Rope For Heart also promotes community service by teaching kids how to help others.
Why is partnering with the American Heart Association so important?
- Heart disease is the nation’s No.1 killer.
- Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- Our children are developing significant health issues that can shorten their life expectancy:
- Almost a third of U.S. children and adolescents ages 2-19 are overweight or obese.
- Children who are obese are more than twice as likely to die before age 55.
- Sixty-one percent of children ages 9-13 aren’t physically active outside of school.
- On average, American children and adolescents spend nearly four hours watching television every day.
What are the goals of Jump Rope For Heart?
- Increase students’ knowledge of how their hearts work and the best way to take care of them.
- Honor those in our community who have been affected by heart disease and stroke.
- Raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s efforts to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Since 1978, Jump Rope For Heart has raised more than $1.3 billion for research and educational programs.
Santa Anna's Jump Rope for Heart will be scheduled for after Spring Break.