ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last school year, thousands of Missouri students raised funds for heart disease and stroke for research and education by participating in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events. There were over 700 youth fundraising events in Missouri during the last school year.
The top 10 Missouri schools raising funds through Jump Rope for Heart during the 2016-2017 school year are:
The top 10 Missouri schools raising funds through Hoops for Heart during the 2016-2017 school year are:
The top 10 Missouri schools raising funds through Jump Rope &Hoops for Heart during the 2016-2017 school year are:
For More Information:
To learn more about Hoops For Heart, log on to www.heart.org/hoops. To learn more about Jump Rope For Heart, log on to www.heart.org/jump.For additional details on the American Heart Association and its lifesaving mission "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke," please log on to www.heart.org.
About the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Hoops For Heart and Jump Rope For Heart:
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national education and fundraising events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).These events engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball, empowering them to improve their own health while helping other kids with heart-health issues. Participating schools are eligible to earn gift certificates for free physical education equipment. Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains to be the No. 1 cause of death in the US. The funds raised through school events across Missouri, and throughout the nation, are crucial to enabling the research and education that is proven to save lives.
SOURCE American Heart Association