Students at Stanford Elementary School are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers.
The school will hold its ninth annual "Jump Rope for Heart" event the week of March 5-9. During the event, Kathy Case, physical education instructor at Stanford Elementary, will lead the students as they jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, is a co-sponsor of the event, along with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The average heart beats 100,000 times each day and Case knows that one of the best ways to take care of your heart is to make exercise a regular part of your everyday life.