Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson have leaped into a new program that encourages them, and the community, to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle.
They were introduced to Jump Rope for Heart, an American Heart Association initiative, through their physical education classes this month. Students have learned about the importance of developing heart-healthy habits and have picked up jump-roping skills as part of the effort, while independently fundraising to support cardiovascular research and education.
Physical education teacher Suzanne Leslie said the school initially set a fundraising goal of $5,000, but quickly surpassed it by raising more than $8,000 to date.
“The money goes straight to the American Heart Association,” she said. “I’m extremely proud of the students and the parents and the community – it’s pretty neat.”
To join CET’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraising team, please click here, choose Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary and add “Ms. Leslie” as the leader name.
View a video of CET students participating in Jump Rope for Heart on the Croton-Harmon Schools district website, www.chufsd.org.
Photo Caption: Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson raised more than $8,000 for the American Heart Association as part of its Jump Rope for Heart initiative.
Photo courtesy of Croton-Harmon Schools