Tuesday, February 09, 2010

It’s Heart Month...go jump a rope...what?

No, that is not just some random title...this post is actually about jumping rope.  No, I’m not the one jumping rope (and even if I were, I’m not taping it) and I am not asking any of you to jump rope...

But, in case you missed out on wearing red on Friday the 5th for Go Red for Women Day or whatever that was...

Women are not the only ones that can have heart trouble, kids can too (and well men of course too...not tryin’ to leave ya’ll out of this!); and that is why elementary schools around the country are teaching kids about heart health this month.  They are raising awareness, and money, along with teaching prevention steps to young kids!

My nephew is doing the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Program through his school.  Please go to his page here:  American Heart/American Stroke Association: to read about what the program is and what he is doing.  He is still young yet so there is no donating for him doing so many jumps or for a certain time frame.  Just an overall donation that helps him to reach the goal he set and helps those that are in turn helped by the American Heart Association.

thermometer-30Along with doing the day of recognition and awareness of heart disease at the school the kids will learn about how to keep their hearts healthy.  From what I understand they are all going to be jumping rope together that day. 

There is more information about the program on his site, so please go there and read it (American Heart/American Stroke Association: ) and make your donation.  Damara already did hers....her mama is being lazy, I haven’t gotten mine in yet!  LOL! 

My nephew has raised 30% of his goal as of this morning!!

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