Where did Jump Rope for Heart Originate?
Jump Rope for Heart began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1978 with the American Heart Association and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Over the years, dedicated teachers and enthusiastic students have enjoyed the fun and fitness of skipping, while at the same time raising funds for heart research and community education programs. JRFH has raised more that $327 million for cardiovascular research and education programs. Last year there were 23,642 schools in the United States that participated in JRFH. These schools raised $12,470,000. The Southeast region alone had 605,000 participants last year.Reprinted from the Jump Journal by Ashley Schafer