Jump Rope 4 Heart

WHEN: May 3, 2019

WHERE: Ocean Air School

WHO:   Planned by your Ocean Air PTA in cooperation with and to benefit the American Heart Association

WHY:   Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association. These events permit our students, staff, and our greater Ocean Air community to enjoy a morning of jumping rope, an opportunity to learn about heart health and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Jump Rope For Heart Help Students Grow!

While encouraging community service, Jump Rope for Heart is also an educational program, as the students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active. By participating in this great program, the students learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community’s welfare and to help other kids with special hearts.

To see the inspirational story of how Baby Finn’s heart disease led his family to become involved with Jump Rope for Heart and the American Heart Association, click the link below.


Did you know…

The American Heart Association is second only to the U.S. government in funding research in heart disease and stroke.

Jump Rope for Heart helps give back to Ocean Air Students too!

Finally, not only are you and your child supporting a great cause, but your donations to the American Heart Association will earn money back for our school! Last year Ocean Air students and families raised over $8,800.00 dollars for the American Heart Association.  Because of the generous donations, last year our school earned $400 towards additional equipment for our P.E. Department.  This year, the American Heart Association will also be awarding cash prizes to schools based on their fundraising efforts.

How can you and your child help? By participating in Ocean Air’s Jump Rope for Heart event on May 3, 2019 and by fundraising for this worthy cause!  The dollars raised by Ocean Air Students are critical to the development of lifesaving research. The American Heart Association accepts donations of any amount!

How to Fundraise for the JRFH Event

Stay tuned for more details regarding fundraising for this worthy cause!

Don’t want to donate online, you can return your hard-copy donation envelopes to Ocean Air.  The donation envelopes will be coming home in your child (ren)’s Wednesday folder on April 24, 2019.   Please return the completed donation envelopes to the school office no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.  Checks must be made payable to the “American Heart Association.”

NOTE:  Individual prizes will be given out by the American Heart Association in recognition of your child’s fundraising efforts.  These prizes will be delivered to students who have earned them approximately 4-6 weeks after the event.

Questions about the event?  If so, please contact Jennifer Daniel-Duckering at jdanielduckering@gmail.com