Since 1988 Brownstown Elementary School has teamed up with the American Heart Association, raising over $48,700 for this organization. BES participates in different activities to work on cardiovascular endurance and coordination. BES took part in The American Heart Association's Jump Rope For Heart for 26 years. Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and fundraising event hosted by the American Heart Association, where students learn the importance of one's own physical health while "jumping" and fundraising for another child's health who cannot participate in such events. Students learn how to be physically active and also learn about various heart diseases and how to prevent common diseases.
In February of 2014, Brownstown Elementary School's Physical Education teacher, Sandra Stine, added the Go Red For Women Campaign to our heart health awareness program. During this campaign, students learn that more women die from heart disease and cardiac arrest than all types of cancer combined, according to information from the American Heart Association. Many women ignore their own health and symptoms of heart disease. To raise awareness, Ms. Stine is selling Red Dress Pins for $3.00 each. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association to help women all across the nation. Brownstown Elementary and High School's Go Red For Women Campaign will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016! Don't forget to wear your red and remember the important roles that women play in our lives each and every day.
By Kyrstyn Fitch
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