BURTON, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014—The winter weather has left a lot of
students with some extra energy and February is the perfect month to burn it
off in recognition of American Heart Month. Students at Burton Glen Charter
Academy are gearing up for a Jump Rope for Heart event Feb. 11-13.
education teacher Stephanie Gomoluch said activities during the month will be
focused on keeping the body healthy with exercise and nutritious food.
naturally love to run around and play games,” said Gomoluch. “We want them to
understand why it is so great to get their hearts pumping and to refuel with
One way the
students will learn about the importance of exercise is through the school’s
partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA). Students will collect
donations for the amount of time they
promise to jump rope.
in Jump Rope for Heart is truly a win-win situation because it gives students a
great opportunity to move their bodies and it benefits a great cause,” said Gomoluch.
All of the
proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association to help with its
mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
In 2012, Burton Glen participated in a Red Out day where the students donated
one dollar to wear a red shirt for the AHA.
Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in kindergarten
through eighth grade.