Local students raise thousands for American Heart Association

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — These students are jumping for a cause! Concord Elementary School raised $14,000 for the American Heart Association.

One student, Callie Madison, has been jumping every year in memory of her grandfather. Over the past six years, she’s raised more than $6,500.

“In kindergarten, I started Jump Rope for Heart, and I do it a little bit more every year. And this year was my last year, so I wanted to do a big one. So, I raised $3,000,” Callie says.

Teacher Rae Ann Walker says it’s wonderful the students can raise so much money.

“Most of us have have someone or know someone being affected by heart disease, including myself. This is just a great charity that we support here at Concord,” Walker says.

This is the 16th year concord students have jumped rope for a healthy heart.

For more information about Jump Rope for Heart, click here.

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