In honor of American Heart Month, Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students and staff members once again participated in a Jump Rope for Heart event and raised $9,379 for the American Heart Association.
Physical Education teacher Maria Amoscato organized the voluntary event at JAE in Rocky Point, which around 190 students took part in.
During the after-school program, the students had the chance to demonstrate their jump-roping skills, and through their participation collected donations for the worthy cause.
Staff and parents also took a turn at jumping for the cause. The event culminated with a Chinese auction, where the students took chances on prizes mostly donated by the school’s PTA.
Jump Rope for Heart is an annual program sponsored by the American Heart Association in an effort to raise not only awareness of heart health issues, but also funds for continued research.