This year Evans will again be sponsoring a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We are joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers- cardiovascular disease and stroke.
On March 4th, 5th, and 6th your child will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart Event during their Physical Education Class. These events are held nationwide and help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health while they raise funds to support vital research and educational programs.
The money we raise will help people in our community learn how to avoid heart disease and stroke and live longer, healthier lives.
Family and friends can support your child’s participation by making contributions. However, we ask that children not go door-to-door or ask strangers for donations. Please convert all cash to checks for your child! All checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association.
To help your child raise money the fun and easy way, you are encouraged to use our online fund-raising tool found at http://american.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge/for-students/. Help your child register and create his or her own Web page with the tools provided online. Your child can include a message about why he or she is participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Please include your online donation print out in your envelope.
Also, don’t forget to ask your child’s donors if their employers have matching gift programs. This is an easy way to increase the donations your child collects. To find out which companies will match donations to the American Heart Association, please visit www.matchinggifts.com/aha. All matching gift forms should include your child’s name and school name so the donations can be properly designated.
All envelopes are due by March 15th.
Jump Rope for Heart is a fun event that helps our children to understand the importance of community service and physical activity. The money contributed will fund research that will save more lives each year. Our efforts truly make a difference!
If you have any questions please call me at 845-298-5240. Thank you for your support!