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Release: Oct. 19, 1999

Marengo Medical Center to sponsor ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ event

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa Valley Elementary School students are jumping at the chance to help fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s 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) 642-5213.

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.