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posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:55 PM by Kristin Hernandez
Heart Healthy Assembly at Sandia
Earlier today, Sandia Academy students showed just how big their hearts are at the school's Heart Healthy Kick-off Assembly. A representative from the American Heart Association shared about the organization and spoke about the importance of nutrition and exercise. In the following weeks, students at multiple AVUSD schools will raise funds for the American Heart Association and will end the campaign with a "Jump Rope for Heart" event, in which students will have the opportunity to jump rope to raise awareness for heart disease. 

Jump Rope for Heart is a program offered through the American Heart Association, which partners with schools, businesses, and individuals, to raise funds for scientific research, health training, and other health-related needs. The American Heart Association website gives thanks to schools for their participation, stating, “The American Heart Association has been able to work with health care providers to reduce the number of people dying from heart disease and stroke by 25% and those achievements are all because of lifesaving donations your students have raised!”