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VACDES- Jump Rope for Heart

Be a Heart Hero!

Our school is participating in a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  We’re joining the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

On Nov. 7.2019, our school will hold a Jump Rope for Heart event.  These events are held at schools nationwide and not only help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health, but also raise funds to support vital heart and stroke research as well as educational programs.

The American Heart Association is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives.  The money we raise helps people in our community learn how to avoid heart disease and stroke and also helps our local patient care.Students have been sent home with Donation Envelopes to keep track of the money raised.

There are 3 ways that the students can raise money: 

1) Cash: Please convert all cash to a check either through your school/PTA or through our partnership with Bank of America (please remember to take the letter stating that they will convert to a cashier’s check free of charge…I can email this to you or mail you a hard copy) 

2) Checks: Any check made payable to AHA, American Heart Assoc, JRFH, HFH, any combination of the before mentioned or made payable to your school with Jump or Hoops in the Memo, we can accept. Any check made payable to any other not for profit organization, we can NOT accept. 

3) Online: The students can receive donations through the online webpage they created. Their page is linked to AHA, so there is no physical money for to collect.      

Family and friends can support your child’s participation by making contributions. However, we ask that children not go door-to-door or ask strangers for donations. If your child receives any cash donations, please convert those to a check prior to turning in the collection envelope.  All checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association.  The deadline for your student’s collection envelope to be turned in is Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

To help your child raise money the fun and easy way, you are strongly encouraged to use our online fund-raising tool found at Kids Heart Challenge.