This year, the students from Royal Vale School in Montréal jumped for heart and raised a total of $26,588 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In a press release, The Foundation thanked Royal Vale School and physical education teacher Norman Katz. “For 12 years their hard work and dedication to the cause helped create more survivors. Thanks to their efforts, the Foundation is able to continue its support for healthier communities,” it said.
Supporting kids’ health for more than 30 years, the Jump Rope for Heart program encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. The program gives children the chance to jump and play alongside 750,000 other kids in more than 4,000 schools across the country.
Young people have acquired new knowledge on the importance of a healthy living while raising funds for the Foundation to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. For over 60 years, the Foundation invested more than $1.4 billion to support excellence in research.
For more information on the Heart&Stroke Jump Rope for Heart program or to make a donation in your community school, visit jumpropeforheart.ca.
— Heart and Stroke Foundation