Students Jump Rope for Heart

Published 02/10 2014 05:51PM

Updated 02/10 2014 06:02PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Students from dozens of area schools jumped rope to raise money for the American Heart Association Monday at Missouri Western State University.

They also learned about building a healthy lifestyle.

Students KQ2 spoke with say they're just happy to help others in need.

"I am jump roping for those kids who have heart problems," says Jima Field, a 4th grade student at Hall Elementary.

Other students say it's fun to jump rope but they simply want people to be healthy.

"I want people to have a healthy heart," says Madeline Burright.

The purpose of the annual event is to promote physical activity, heart healthy living, and community service to children.

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