Golden Grove Leads Area In Jump Rope For Heart

Golden Grove students take part in Jump Rope for Heart.

Golden Grove Elementary School’s staff, families and students have donated more than $168,961 to the American Heart Association over the past 14 years.

Last year and this year, Golden Grove took second place in collections for all of Palm Beach County, along with being listed as one of the Top 10 schools in collections for the state.

Jump Rope for Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), and has been teaching children the importance of maintaining a healthy heart for 39 years.

Since physical education teacher Cathy Lake is retiring soon, this year’s “Hero’s Goal” was set at $20,000 in her honor. The school collected a record high this year of $20,506 for the American Heart Association.

Students and staff jumped at the chance to help fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s Number 1 and Number 5 killers.

“It is our privilege to do what we can to promote heart wellness at Golden Grove through educating our students on how to maintain a healthy heart,” Lake said.