Thanks to Marlborough schools, the American Heart Association has an additional $13,652 to help fund potentially life-saving research into coronary artery disease, including heart attacks and strokes.
Kane, Richer and Jaworek elementaries and Whitcomb Middle School raised the funds through participation in the Jump Rope for Hearts program during their February physical education classes.
All contributions were voluntary and the money raised will help fund potentially life-saving research into heart and blood vessel disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. It also will fund the development of educational materials that teach the importance of heart health and staying fit. Schools also can earn gift certificates for physical education equipment.
According to district Health & Wellness Coordinator Karen Markey, Jump Rope for Hearts also benefits students by improving fitness levels through developing jump-roping skills and teaching the importance of physical activity and having a heart-healthy lifestyle. Additionally, Jump Rope for Hearts builds school spirit and helps connect the schools with the community.
Thank you to all the parents and community members who supported this event!
Communications Liaison, Marlborough Public Schools