The "Jump Rope For Heart" fundraising program in a longstanding tradition at Heights Elementary in Clarkston, WA. However, this year, the event was especially meaningful to one of the school's fifth graders.
Last year, Seth Brown lost his mother to a heart condition. In honor of his mother, Seth set out to beat the school's record for donations- and he did exactly that.
The American Heart Association encourages schools to participate in the Jump Rope For Heart program to help teach students and families how to take care of their hearts and the importance of staying fit. Students at participating schools raise money that supports the heart association's research and education initiatives. The Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser at Heights Elementary encouraged students in grades kindergarten through sixth to reach out to friends and family to earn pledges for jumping rope in PE class during the month of February 2015.
The goal for the school was to raise $5,200 total. As of today, Seth Brown has raised $1,200 in pledges - $200 more than any student at Heights has raised in nearly 23 years.