Jump Rope for Heart Rescheduled for Feb. 15
Contact: Kent Heier
Title: Assistant PR/Marketing Director
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 15
St. Joseph, Mo. - Feb. 13, 2012 - Because of inclement weather, Jump Rope for Heart has been rescheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the M.O. Looney Complex Arena at Missouri Western State University. Students from 14 local elementary schools will participate.
Jump Rope for Heart is a community service project to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. Students will jump 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 has led to many lifesaving discoveries such as CPR, AEDs, pacemakers, bypass surgeries, open-heart surgeries, artificial heart valves, microsurgery and life-extending drug treatments.
Students will also learn about building a heart-healthy lifestyle. The average heart beats 100,000 times each day. One of the best ways to take care of your heart is to make exercise a regular part of your everyday life. Jump Rope for Heart teaches students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community.
For more information about the local Jump for Heart event, contact Dr. Randall Bergman, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, at 816-271-4474, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.