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 It takes heart
to be a hero
For 40 years the American Heart Association® has been partnering with scho
empower students to improve their own health and raise funds for research
programs to fight heart disease and stroke. Students have fun jumping rope
and playing basketball and take a challenge to be heart healthy!
Funds raised through Kids Heart ChallengeTM give back to children, comm
and schools through the American Heart Association’s work:
• Ongoingdiscoveryofnewtreatmentsthroughresearch
• Advocatingatfederalandstatelevelsforphysicaleducationand
nutrition wellness in schools
• CPR training courses for middle and high school students
Millions of students have joined us in being physically active and in fightin
heart disease and stroke by funding research and educational programs. Be a part of these great events and your school will earn gift certificates for FREE P.E. equipment from U.S. Games.
HEART HERO
Finn, Age 3
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family is committed to continuing to raise funds and awareness so
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Call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org/kidsheartchallenge to get your school involved. ©2018, American Heart Association. Also known as the Heart Fund. 6/18DS12347
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