The Heart and Stroke Foundation wants to involve one million student skippers in its Jump Rope for Heart program this year. Last year, students in over 4,000 schools across Canada, totalling 955,000 students, took part in Jump Rope for Heart events.
This year the aim is to try to have one million students involved. Students will now be canvassing friends and family to collect monetary pledges before the school’s Jump Rope for Heart event coming up on Friday, February 7, 2020. At the kick off assembly, Ms Sarah Taylor, will show a video about Jump Rope for Heart. The program has raised over $10 million for the Heart and Stroke Foundation over the past 30 years.
The children will be skipping and doing Jump Rope for Heart activities such as other beneficial physical activity and also are a way of helping others by raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation which works to combat heart disease and stroke. Funds raised in the Jump Rope for Heart event go to help research into heart disease and also go to provide defibrillators for public spaces.
What is the purpose of Jump Rope for Heart?
Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising and physical activity program based around skipping. It teaches school aged children how to keep fit and healthy, all while having fun and raising vital funds for heart disease research and education. Students learn to protect their heart and brain health, the importance of helping others and get active by skipping rope while raising funds for Heart & Stroke.
Is jump rope a good cardio workout?
Skipping rope is one of the most effective cardio exercises around. 10 minutes of rope is about 30 minutes of jogging.
Click here for Heart and Stroke website to learn more.