American Heart Association

School district recognized for supporting youth programs


Nearly 8,000 students and 72 Jefferson County schools raised a record $272,000 for the American Heart Association this year, making it the top fundraising district in Kentucky and No. 12 in the nation.

“It is a daily inspiration to witness the dedication to community involvement and […]

A slam dunk in fundraising for Massachusetts school

North Attleboro Middle School in Massachusetts broke a record this year for Hoops for Heart by surpassing a cumulative $1 million for the American Heart Association and drawing the attention of the New England Patriots.

The school, which has boasted the No. 1 fundraising title for Hoops for Heart for […]

AHA wraps up a year worth quacking about

In the annals of the American Heart Association, the 2013-14 fiscal year may be remembered for a single item.

A rubber duck.

More specifically, the six “LifeSaver Ducks” used as reward incentives for kids who raised money through the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs at their schools.

These […]

Jump Rope For Heart – 35 years old and still going strong

It is early 1978, and much of the United States is battling a harsh winter. At Riverside High School in Milwaukee, physical education teacher Jean Barkow is dealing with another problem.

National Physical Education and Sports Week is approaching, and a friend has asked her to come up with something […]