February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to strengthening our hearts through exercise and eating healthy.
EJR has been marking heart month each year by participating in the Kids Heart Challenge. During physical education classes, students learn why it’s important to stay healthy and active. They learn activities that will keep their heart rate up and the importance of doing that.
Organized by EJR physical education teachers Chris Curnan and Barbara Hostetter, the students ask family members for donations to the American Heart Association while they learn about heart-healthy activities, like jumping rope, long jump, volleyball and more. These activities not only increase heart rate but also agility, strength and balance.
This year, EJR raised a record-breaking $13,500! “It’s the most we have ever raised,” said Ms. Hostetter.
So, get out there and take a walk, jump some rope – whatever you enjoy to keep your heart healthy!