PARKERSBURG, W.Va.(WTAP)- February is national heart health month and children in our area are jumping into the cause.
Jefferson Elementary students went to the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser today.
Members of the Jump Company USA performed and talked to students about making healthy choices.
The group has competed in tournaments around the world.
This event kicks off a three week fundraiser.
The students are learning about heart health, while also raising money for the American Heart Association.
Assistant principal, Jeni Hopkins, explains “We are having our kickoff for the ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ here at Jefferson Elementary, and we wanted to bring a little excitement. Plus we have been doing the IReady and we have been celebrating growth all week long. It will run from the 19th through the 23, will be the week they will jump rope. And we are also going to be doing hoops for heart.”
Camden Clark Medical Center is a partner in education with the school. The hospital will be giving prizes to the student that raises the most money.