Students from Brock Corydon School will partner up with participants in the older adults program at Rady JCC to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke on Friday.
The JUMP Rope for Heart event has been taking place for over 25 years and allows people of all ages to get active and jump rope, while fundraising at the same time.
“Most kids and adults in the province don’t get the necessary daily level of physical activity to lead a healthy life,” said Lisa Scharf, Physical Activity Manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. “Kids need 60 to 90 minutes a day, and adults need 30 to 60 minutes a day. Jumping rope is a fun, inexpensive way to get active.”
The demo team from Beaumont School will be on hand at Brock Corydon School to show off their skipping routine, which is set to music and includes a wide variety of skipping skills and tricks. Following the demo, there will be four different stations for participants to work on their skipping skills: long rope, short rope, partner tricks and an adaptive skipping station.
The pledge-based fundraising program helps support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba and teaches the importance of physical activity for a healthy heart.
Approximately 200 Manitoba schools participate in the program, raising over $700,000 a year to fight heart disease and stroke.
The demo on Friday, December 17 begins at 1:15 p.m.