Kids Jump Rope for a Good Cause

By: Michael Gorsegner Email
By: Michael Gorsegner Email

February 15, 2007

Some students at Stone-Robinson Elementary School in Keswick took part today in an effort to make the world a healthier place.

About 120 students jumped in the annual Jumprope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association. The students were broken up into teams and jumped for two hours consecutively. One student says it's a good way to help people and get some exercise herself.

"I think people's hearts need to be healthy and I think it is a good thing to help raise money to help them. 'is it a good combination because it gets you healthy too?' Yes," said Molly Thompson.

The program ran from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. this afternoon and raised over $7,500 so far for the American Heart Association.

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