Lindbergh students jumped, hopped and did the Double Dutch in February to raise thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign.
At Concord Elementary School, fifth-grader Payton Froidl raised an impressive $700 by reaching out to family and friends using her mom’s Facebook page and the American Heart Association fundraising website. Payton said she was surprised at the response she received.
“She practiced jumping every day and would say ‘Don’t bother me, I’m saving lives here!’” said Payton’s mom, Shayne Froidl.
Overall, Concord Elementary School students have raised $7,870 for the Heart Association.
At Crestwood Elementary School, students dressed up as their favorite superheroes and made posters displaying their school theme, “It Takes Heart to be a Hero.” Students who were jumping in honor of a friend or family member wrote their loved one’s name on a construction paper heart and taped it to the gymnasium wall.
Meanwhile, Sappington Elementary School students dressed up like their teachers to raise money. This followed a week-long, schoolwide drive to raise $2,600 for leukemia and lymphoma research through the Pennies for Patients campaign.
Long Elementary School students raised $3,016, and at Kennerly Elementary School, students took part in a four-day Jump Rope for Heart party in their physical education and health/technology classes, raising a total of $697. The kids participated in an interactive heart activity, during which they traveled through a pathway through the heart chambers and lungs, simulating blood flow. Students also took part in healthy heart fitness centers and online activities.