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Jumping Rope for Healthy Hearts

Some young Binghamton pupils jumped their way towards healthy hearts, for both themselves and others.

On Thursday, students from the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School took part in the school's "Jump Rope for Heart" event, to raise money for the American Heart Association. The longer they jumped, the more cash they raised.

"It's just a wonderful event and students learn that by using their healthy hearts, they can help out members of the community who might suffer from heart disease or stroke," said Adana Brauer, physical education teacher at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School.

The school has raised more than $50,000 for the Heart Association since the event began in 2001.