The Sunview Elementary Community recently “jumped” at the chance to support lifesaving heart and stroke research by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart challenge. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), the Jump Rope for Heart initiative teaches students about heart-healthy habits while providing an opportunity to volunteer and help children with heart-related conditions. On Friday, March 23rd, Sunview kicked-off the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser with a fun assembly that featured a presentation on the heart-healthy benefits of physical activity and a nutritious diet, including a student-led tutorial on how to jump rope. Students also learned about how they could make a positive contribution to their community by raising funds in support of children with special hearts. The kick-off assembly and fundraising efforts were organized by Sunview Physical Education Teacher Heather Thrane. Altogether, the entire Sunview Community, including students, teachers, parents and friends have surpassed their goal of raising $7,000 in support of the Jump Rope for Heart program and the American Heart Association! Special thank you to the Sunview Community for participating in this event and demonstrating a commitment to protecting and improving children’s health!