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Lakeside Kids Jump Rope for American Heart Association

Rather than eating chocolate or candy on Valentine’s Day, the sixth graders at Levy-Lakeside Elementary School took a healthy approach to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association.

In just a three-week period, the sixth graders raised $3,187, Melissa Robinson, the coordinator for the event, told Patch.

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“We were asked to to the jump rope, and I took it on,” Robinson said. “I said that we were going to have the sixth graders raise as much money as they possibly could.”

The children also came up with team names and made up posters. They wore red to school on Valentine’s Day, and they celebrated their achievements with a jump rope dance party in the gym.

“They were really invested in it,” Robinson added.

Patch was on hand, and we have photos and video of the kids’ celebration, which you can see above.

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