|Start Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2014|
|End Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2014|
» Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are educational fund development programs that are co-sponsored by AAHPERD and the American Heart Association. These programs promote physical education and provide children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education.
Each year more than 7 million children participate in a JRFH or HFH event, uniting parents, students and the community in an important cause. By participating in these events, students are given the opportunity to contribute to the fight against heart disease and stroke by raising money for research and education.
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are unique because they have an educational component. Every coordinator that conducts an event receives educational materials and lesson plans that focus on heart disease and stroke related issues such as heart attack and stroke warning signs, the importance of physical activity, and an anti-tobacco message. Beyond the educational materials, teachers also receive jump ropes to use in their classrooms and have the opportunity to earn US GAMES certificates to purchase new physical education equipment for their programs.