Students Dance and Jive for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Heart and Stroke Foundation of ManitobaStudents from Stevenson-Britannia Elementary and Heritage Elementary School will be getting groovy this week in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

About 450 kids will be dancing to help those with heart problems during school-wide dance-a-thons today and Wednesday.

The students have been working hard during the month of January to collect pledges to raise as much money as possible.

“I am so proud of the students and all of the hard work they put into fundraising for the Heart and Stroke,” said Breanne Hearsum, dance-a-thon coordinator and Creative Communications student at Red River College. “They are so excited to dance and it makes me really happy to see that a project I have been working on since last year is something that the kids are really enjoying and benefiting from.”

Besides fundraising, the dancing will promote getting active and living a healthy lifestyle. Genres of tunes include hip hop, funky jazz and zumba for nearly four hours each day.

“The schools have been great and very involved in getting their students active and helping out the community. I hope that each student can take away something positive from this experience, whether it’s that they made a difference in the community or they found a new activity they love to do, dance,” Hearsum added.

Ace Burpee and Chrissy Troy from 103.1 Virgin Radio will also participate in the event.