Hoops for Heart event to be held at WCMS

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By The Staff

Students at Washington County Middle School in Springfield are shooting hoops to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. During the month of February the school will hold its 5th annual Hoops For Heart event.

Students will play basketball to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs.

Hoops For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The average heart beats 100,000 times each day. One of the best ways to take care of your heart is to make exercise a regular part of your everyday life. Hoops For Heart teaches students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community. They learn how they can make a difference by providing important community service and having a great time at this fun-filled family event.

Money raised by the event will go to fund potentially lifesaving research and educational and community programs. Please help our students help others. When a student asks you to be a sponsor, support Hoops For Heart with whatever you can afford to give. If you would like to help more, call Mr. Lyvers at Washington County Middle School, (859) 336-5483 or (502) 331-9575.

Donations can also be made online. Visit www.americanheart.org/hoops.