American Heart Association Thanks LPS Schools for Heart Healthy Programs and Fundraising Efforts

The American Heart Association (AHA) sent a special thank you to eight Littleton Public Schools that completed a heart healthy program during the 2017-2018 school year to support heart health. Through the programs, students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active, and learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives. The programs can be scheduled whenever it's most convenient - during physical education class, lunch or before or after school.

“Through AHA school programs like Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart, important heart healthy messages, reached over 2,000 local students & families, and LPS schools raised over $24,000 to support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Thank you for your incredible support!” said Morgan June, American Heart Association representative.

Additionally, LPS schools earned $1,000 in US Games certificates to buy new physical education and recess equipment for their schools, as well as 72 Continuing Education Hours for their teachers. The AHA also gave a special shout-out to Robyn Zagoren for spearheading the District Heart Challenge and spreading consciousness about heart health to our community!

The following schools participated in the AHA programs:

East Elementary
Volunteer - Ryan Olson; Principal - Kelly Card

Euclid Middle
Volunteers - Clint Borel and Jordan Fidler; Principal - Cindy Corlett

Franklin Elementary
Volunteer - Jason Troth; Principal - John Melkonian

Highland Elementary
Volunteer - Adam Michaelson; Principal - Keri McCabe

Littleton Academy
Volunteer - Jim Graeber; Principal - Shelly Russell

Powell Middle
Volunteer- Lawrence Chavers; Principal - Steve Wolf

Ralph Moody Elementary
Volunteer - Bryon Szczukowski; Principal - Allyson Mallory

Sandburg Elementary
Volunteer - Mike Rowe; Principal - Karen Tarbell

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. To improve the lives of all Americans, they provide public health education in a variety of ways, and help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.