CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 19, 1999
Marengo Medical Center to sponsor Jump Rope for
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa Valley Elementary School students
are jumping at the chance to help fight heart disease and stroke, the nations
number one killer. On Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m., the school will
hold its annual "Jump Rope for Heart" event.
Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American
Heart Association. The funds will help support cardiovascular research and
educational programs, such as HeartPower!
Jump Rope for Heart teaches participants about the
importance of a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity,
proper nutrition and tobacco-free living. The event empowers children as they
provide vital community service and discover that they can make a difference.
At the same time, students can enjoy group dynamics while jumping into the
spirit of this fun-filled event.
For more information or to sponsor a student taking
part in the event, contact Michelle Malloy at Marengo Medical Center at (319)
Marengo Medical Center is an affiliate of University
of Iowa Health Care.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.