Binghamton elementary students 'Jump Rope for Heart' health

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Students at Binghamton's Calvin Coolidge Elementary are jumping to generate money for heart health.

The Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser was held on Tuesday.

Students can jump rope, jump a line or march in place to raise money for the American Heart Association.

The kids take pledges from the community and then jump during the fundraiser.

Once they've finished their jumping, kids sign their name on the wall.

Phyiscal Education Teacher Adana Brauer says the event is part of a month-long initiative to learn more about their heart.

"They learn the anatomy of the heart. They get an education about the functioning of the heart and we combine it with this fundraiser, so they're giving to other people. We like to get them up and moving," said Brauer.

Students also created posters about healthy hearts.

Since 2001, Calvin Coolidge Elementary has raised over $53,000 to support the American Heart Association.

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