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Students jump to raise money for the American Heart Association

All the money raised will go to the American Heart Association. (WTOV)

Elementary school students at John Gregg are participating in their annual "Jump Rope for Heart."

Last year the school earned almost $8,000 and they are hoping to reach that goal once again.

"We have a contest that they do,” gym teacher Jim Marcus said. “They do a 30 second speed jump. They do an endurance jump to see how long they can go without missing and then a long rope contest."

All the money raised will go to the American Heart Association.

"The main reason we do it is for the American Heart Association," Marcus said. "We try to raise as much money as we can to help people who have heart attacks and strokes and it goes for a good cause."

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