Kids Heart Challenge begins Feb. 14

Posted on: Feb 11, 2019

DES students will begin the Kids Heart Challenge, a familiar program put on by the American Heart Association, on Valentine’s Day.

According to the association, students will learn jump rope skills and how their heart works while raising money to help kids with “special hearts.” They will also prepare for success in terms of physical and emotional well-being.

Summer Hagy of the American Heart Association will visit Delano Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 14, to kick off the event. 

The event was formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, and is not a new fundraiser. It will run through the end of the month.

Why is DES participating?
Did you know that cardiovascular diseases and strokes are the leading cause of death in Minnesota (25.9 percent)? 

“Many of us know someone who has been affected, and our fundraising efforts through the American Heart Association can really make a difference,” said DES physical education teacher Tim Lyngen. “Over the last decade, death rates from heart disease and stroke have been declining, and the American Heart Association’s advocacy, quality and research efforts have played a major role in this. Partnering with the Kids Heart Challenge provides us with a great opportunity to educate students about heart health and preventative care while engaging in a fun and exciting community service project.”

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