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Region 8 students hold special fundraiser for heart health

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A group of Region 8 students did their part to help others live with a healthy heart.

An assembly took place at Valley View Elementary Monday morning.

It was to make the official announcement for the 8th annual American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart event.

This year's event was special.

“One of our students, Drew, passed way right before school started last year,” Physical Education teacher Cindi Talbot said. “And one of his favorite fundraiser was the jump rope for heart. His mom told us he wanted to help people who had ‘hurt hearts'.”

So, the school made a donation to the American Heart Association in Drew's name.

The fundraising results were huge.

They raised over $6,600.

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