St. Paul's students in Janesville raise more than $6,200 for heart association
Students at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Janesville raised more than $6,200 for the American Heart Association on Saturday, March 15.
Fifty-two students in grades 3-8 participated in Jump Rope for Heart, and 24 students in grades 6-8 participated in Hoops for Heart.
Since its inception in 1979, St. Paul's has raised over $146,000 for the American Heart Association. Funds raised help fight heart disease and stroke, the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers.
This year's total was the most ever raised, said Mark Fenrick, athletics director.
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart are programs designed to promote physical fitness and heart health through the fun activity of jumping rope and playing basketball. They are co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.