Photo gallery: Walk for Heart

Around 600 students at Margaret R. Brown Elementary School participated in the annual Walk for Heart on April 8.

The event featured 21 different exercises, ranging from running and jumping jacks to burpees and toe touches.

The event shows students the benefit of an active lifestyle and other information about how to stay healthy.

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It’s also a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and students helped raise $4,581.64 for the organization.

Top fundraisers were Alex Money, fourth grade, who collected $245; Darion Tatlock, first grade, $220; and AvaLiegh Chadd, kindergarten, $205.

Representatives of community organizations helped run the stations and mark students’ hands with victory marks until they completed them all.

Walk for Heart evolved from Jump Rope for Heart, which was first organized 29 years ago with proceeds going to the same organization.

Students have raised more than $100,000 between the two programs throughout the years.