Jump Rope 4 Heart



WHEN: October 27, 2017

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 and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). 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.VOLUNTEERS are needed to make Jump Rope for Heart (and all of Red Ribbon Week) a success. Sign up to help with Jump Rope for Heart by visiting SignUp.com sheet at http://signup.com/go/mEimwCZ.
To listen to one survivor’s story, click below

Jump Rope For Heart Help Students Grow!

While encouraging community service, it 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 below.


Finally, not only are you and your child supporting a great cause, but your donations to the AHA will earn money back for our school! Last year Ocean Air students and families raised over $11,625 dollars for the American Heart Association. Because of the generous donations, last year our school earned $500 towards additional equipment for our P.E. Department.

Did you know…

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans and more people die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

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


How can you and your child help? By participating in Ocean Air’s Jump Rope for Heart event on October 27, 2017 and by fundraising for this worthy cause!

This year there are 2 ways to donate to the American Heart Association:

  • Donate online – it’s even easier this year!! To make an online donation and/or to set up a donation page, please click on our school page:


Once on the Ocean Air School page, click on the “Sign Up” button. You will be prompted to create a Username and Password and answer a security question. (If you registered your child last year, you can use the same username and password). Click Continue. (Be sure your Username and Password are easy to remember.) Next, fill out the registration form. Review the Online Waiver and click the box to accept it. Once you are done, click the Continue button.

  • Return your cash/check donation in the envelopes that will be in your child(ren)’s Wednesday folder on October 18, 2017. Please return the completed donation envelopes to the school office no later than Friday, October 27, 2017. Checks must be made payable to the “American Heart Association.”

The dollars raised by Ocean Air Students are critical to the development of lifesaving research. The American Heart Association accepts donations of any amount! 

Individual prizes will be given out by the American Heart Association in recognition of your child’s fundraising efforts. Gone are the Ducks, the Puppies and the Zoo Crew – this year it’s “Monster Squad”!!! Click here for a list of the various prize levels and packages JRFH Prize Levels and Packages

In addition to individual fundraising prizes earned, prizes will be given out to members of the two Ocean Air classes (one from K-3; one from 4-6) with the highest percentage of student fundraising participation.

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