2016 Feb 3: RIS Jump Rope for Heart

Rockdale Intermediate School will kick off their Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser and fitness program this Friday. This program emphasizes the need for cardiovascular fitness and provides a great opportunity for an effective fundraiser to fight deadly heart diseases. Kathy Pelzel, RIS Principal, has important information regarding this national program and the contribution her campus makes to support this worthy cause.

Jump Rope For Heart is an educational fund-raising event. It’s held each year in thousands of elementary schools across the nation by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Jump Rope For Heart raises funds for medical research and for programs such as HeartPower!  that help prevent heart disease and stroke. Jump Rope For Heart teaches students the benefits of physical activity, how to keep their heart healthy, and that they can help save lives right in their own community.  Jump Rope For Heart was developed in 1978 and has raised more than $327 million for cardiovascular research and education programs. 

          Jump Rope For Heart offers students many benefits by engaging school age children in community service while promoting the benefits of lifelong heart-healthy lifestyles. Rockdale ISD has participated in the program for over 26 years. Our community was very giving last year as Rockdale Intermediate School students raised almost $9,900. This year, we have set our goal at $10,000! Please help support our students as they work to meet this goal.  Fundraising will begin on Friday, February 5, 2016 and will continue through Friday, February 26, 2016 when our jumping event will take place. Please contact Regan Fritsche at rfritsche@rockdaleisd.net or 512-430-6200 for more information or to make donations.