Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Amount Raised: $5,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: March 14, 2017
465 Bellmore Road East Meadow
New York 11554, United States
Parkway Elementary School students in the East Meadow School District raised more than $5,000 for the American Heart Association by participating in the schoolwide Jump Rope for Heart program on Feb. 16. According to its website, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To assist in the battle, schools can host Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart fundraisers that promote physical activity, heart healthy living and community service. During their gym classes, students in grades 1-5 divided into groups where they exercised their heart muscles by jumping rope to popular pop music and played double dutch with gym teachers Kelly Rohan and Michael Romanotto. They also learned about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle while raising money for the community.
A special thank-you to the Parkway PTA for providing refreshments for students to recharge while working out.
1) Parkway Elementary School fifth-graders sported their Class of 2017 T-shirts as they participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program on Feb. 16.
2) Parkway Elementary School fifth-graders Grace Toner, Kobe Li and Kayla Cassidy exercised their heart muscles by jumping rope.
3) To assist with the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at their school, Parkway Elementary School fifth-graders played double dutch with gym teachers Kelly Rohan and Michael Romanotto.
Photos courtesy of the East Meadow School District