Mayfield elementary recently celebrated 15 years of participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge, with students raising money throughout the month of January. By participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, Mayfield students join millions of other children across the country in a meaningful opportunity to learn and help others. This year, the school raised $18,785.06, bringing our fifteen-year total to $231,899.08!
To commemorate this achievement, on Friday, Feb. 2 students in grades Pre-K through 6 participated in heart healthy activities in their physical education classes. Stations included jump rope, bounce houses, a tight-rope walk and hands-only CPR practice; a photo booth and face painting were available for some well-deserved fun. Visit Facebook for a complete photo gallery.
The Kids Heart Challenge teaches students how cardiovascular disease affects people, how their own hearts work, and how proper nutrition and physical activity can keep their heart healthy. Educating children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to the American Heart Association, less than 30% of kids ages 2 to 19 meet healthy heart standards. The American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major health problems. Bringing attention to these life essentials are among the many reasons Mayfield has continued to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge.
A big thank you to Principal Paser; Mayfield elementary PE teachers, Mr. Moore and Ms. Logan; as well as our parent volunteers for helping to make this special event possible. A special thank you to our high school National Honor Society students for their help: Maddy Andrews, Alexis Broderick, Ashley King, Lily Smullen, Bella Bradley, Kamee Myers, Evan Mormile, Kaylee Klymkow, Collin Shea, Allison Scunziano, Maya Rohling and Leah Lawrence.
Thank you to our entire Mayfield community for stepping up and donating to this great cause. We are so proud to be part of such a caring and supportive school district and one that makes heart health a top priority! Way to go Mayfield elementary!
To learn more about the American Heart Association and the Kids Heart Challenge visit https://www.heart.org. If you would like to donate to future events, contact Brian Moore at email@example.com or Maris Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.