I remember raising money for Jump Rope for Heart as a kid. Jakob is now doing the same fundraiser and jump roping at school.
- Each year nearly four times as many children die from congenital cardiovascular defects as from all forms of childhood cancers combined.
- About 36,000 children are born with a heart defect every year.
- Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now regarded as the No. 1 health concern among parents in the U.S., topping drug abuse and smoking.
- Today, nearly 1 in 3 American kids and teens are overweight or obese.
Thanks for helping save lives with the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart!