Western Hosts Jump Rope for Heart
Contact: Kent Heier
Title: Assistant PR/Marketing Director
WESTERN HOSTS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
St. Joseph, Mo. - Feb. 10, 2011 - Students from thirteen elementary schools will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Looney Complex arena at Missouri Western State University.
Students will help fight heart disease and stroke by jumping rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs. Funding from events such as Jump Rope for Heart have led to many lifesaving discoveries such as CPR, AEDs, pacemakers, bypass surgeries, open heart surgeries, artificial heart valves, and life-extending drug treatments.
Students will also learn about building a healthy heart lifestyle. Jump Rope for Heart teaches students how exercise benefits the heart while showing students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community. They learn how to make a difference by providing important community service and having a great time at this fun-filled family event.
For more information please contact Dr. Randall Bergman, assistant professor of health, at 816-271-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on helping in the future, call the American Heart Association at 1-800-242-8721.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.