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Cool at School: Jump Roping For Hearts

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LAS VEGAS -- Students at Goolsby Elementary School are hopping around to increase their heart rate and raise money for a good cause.

For the past six years, the school has been involved in the "Jump Rope for Heart" campaign. Students have raised $65,000 for the American Heart Association which is more money than many other schools have raised across the country.

P. E. teacher Henry Shenkberger said, "We are doing a great job. I'm proud of the kids. The money goes to the American Heart Association to research to help cure heart disease and stroke."

Students like Eve Litman are also excited to help out such a great organization and get healthy in the process.

"It's really important because if you don't, there is a good chance you will die and having a healthy heart you don't get sick as easily and have a healthy body."

Shelly Bland with the American Heart Association said heart disease impacts a lot of people and the Jump Rope for Heart campaign helps students get involved.

"When I ask them and talk to them about heart disease and stroke, it has affected many of their families, so by them giving back, they can feel good inside."

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