Heart Smart

Heart Smart

Setauket Elementary School students joined the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart initiative this winter, as they participated in a 10-station obstacle course in their physical education classes.

The students jumped rope, as well as danced and navigated through the different challenges as they worked to keep their hearts and bodies healthy. In addition to the health benefits for the event, the students also raised funds to support the American Heart Association’s work.
“It felt great to help raise funds knowing that they would help people with sick hearts,” said first-grader Lilly Rampone, who personally raised more than $200 by setting up a hot chocolate stand on her driveway.

Annually, Setauket School raises between $5,000-$8,000 for the American Heart Association.

This year, the school raised a total of $6,895.99 for the cause.