By Aleaha Cubbage

Jump Rope For Heart is an organization where students jump rope to improve not only their health, but to help other kids with heart-health issues along with stroke.

Here at William Penn, kids are helping out and showing other kids with disabilities how to jump rope.

Jasmine Billops an 11th grade student at William Penn said, “We are having fundraisers, selling shirts, and there are packets that we have for people who want to donate.”  She also says, “Me personally I feel good. This year is my second year being apart of it.”

Ms. Minka, the Physical Education and Health teacher at William Penn said, “Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraiser that is center around increasing awareness about heart disease and stroke, and how exercise can play a vital part in improving the health of our community.”

She also said, their goal for this year’s long project is to promote awareness about heart health, and to promote the fight against heart disease and stroke.”

Helping or saving someone’s life could be as easy as one jump. Right now there are 40 people consistently participating in this event. The wrestling team also participated on Wednesday, February 3rd increasing the numbers. All together, Jump Rope for Heart will be ending on May 16th.

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