CCS students jump for hearts

Community Christian School first-grader Brennan Close jumped his heart out at the schools “Jump for Hearts” event that raised money for heart disease and stroke research.

Mille Lacs County Times

Students at Community Christian School in Pease jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart Friday, Feb. 17.

The students raised more than $100 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said CCS Principal Amy Banks. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.”

Jump Rope For Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through jumping rope. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

To make a donation or to find out more about Jump Rope For Heart, call 1-800-242-8721 or visit