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Whitman Elementary School Raises More than $9,300 for American Heart Association through Kids Heart Challenge


whit heart 19 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Whitman Elementary School students recently took part in the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart), raising $9,311. The monies will be used for lifesaving research of cardiovascular, disease, stroke and other heart conditions. The event, which supports the American Heart Association, was organized by physical education teacher Adam Clark.


In the challenge, the students pledged to exercise daily, and not only jumped rope for 40 minutes during the event, but also took part in a 40-minute lesson regarding heart-healthy diet and exercise and how to avoid risk factors for heart disease.


Whitman’s top two fundraisers were (pictured at left) Andrea Cardamone and Jordin D’Orazio, who each raised more than $500 during this year’s event.