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Jump Rope for Heart raises $4,000

Mar 10, 2017
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Participating in Tuesday’s Jump Rope for Heart at Fairfield Middle School are, from left, front row: Anais Rivera, Macy Rayburn, Makenzie Kraemer, Giteeka Adhikari, Elizabeth Hootman, Paige Craun and Emmajen McKim; second row: Kaelyn Whitham, Hayley Spanier, Willow Welcher, Daphne Gunderson, Lillie Sage and Kylie Martin; back row: Alex McDow, Tyrone Haynes, Jackson Nelson, Steele Jacobsmeier, Kevin Dorothy and Troy Thomas.

On Tuesday, the sixth- through eighth-graders at Fairfield Middle School participated in Jump Rope for Heart, something the fifth-graders did during their physical education classes in February.

The students raised a total of $4,117.25 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

“We were so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said event organizers Nancy Diers and Jerrod Belzer. “We all had a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.”

The top fundraisers for fifth grade, which generated $2,988, were: Tim Winland ($1,176), Spencer Vaughan ($357), Mackenzie Kaska ($250), Felica Strong ($211), Ashlyn Lisk ($150), Austin Lisk ($150), Madison Greiner ($130), and Hailey Burke ($100).

The top sixth- through eighth-graders, who raised $1,129, are: Willow Welcher ($111), Emmajen McKim ($105), Kaelyn Whitham ($100), Anais Rivera ($87), Daphne Gunderson ($82), Macy Rayburn ($75) and Hayley Spanier ($60).

The middle school will play Hoops for Heart from 3:35-5:35 p.m. Tuesday to raise even more money for the American Heart Association.

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