Holly’s students raise money for the American Heart Association and learn about health

Holly’s students raise money for the American Heart Association and learn about health

(Holly area schools, April 17, 2022)

Holly, MI — Elementary school students Holly and Patterson are showing their hearts by taking on a challenge that helps people, including other children, cope with heart disease.

In January and February, students from both elementary schools took on the Kids Heart Challenge and raised a total of $5,163 for the American Heart Association. Students also participated in a jump rope competition and learned about a heart-healthy lifestyle through the program, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart.

Through the program, students at Holly and Patterson elementary schools learned about nutrition, healthy eating habits and the importance of daily exercise, said Jason McLaughlin, a physical education teacher at both schools. Students also received information about the dangers of smoking and vaping.

“These students jumped into the Kids Heart Challenge with both feet and poured their hearts into raising funds for the American Heart Association so they could do their part to support those who suffer from heart disease,” said McLaughlin. “While helping others, students also improve their own heart health and learn to make healthy choices through fun physical activities.

“At Holly area schools, physical fitness plays a key role in setting our students up for success, and the Kids Heart Challenge also helps our students learn the importance of kindness, gratitude and healthy behaviors,” said Holly Area Schools Superintendent Scott Roper. “I would personally like to congratulate these students for their remarkable achievement and proactive role in their own health and well-being. »

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