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Students Raise Nearly $32,000 During Kids Heart Challenge

Feb. 20, 2019

MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Fremont Intermediate School students got into a giving mood for a great cause while also exhibiting the importance of partaking in physical activity.

During the week of Feb. 4-8, the students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge. Formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, Kids Heart Challenge took place during the students’ Physical Education and Healthy Minds class time. Week-long activities included jumping rope, competitions with prizes, trivia questions, making dedication hearts, raffle prizes, and learning about Healthy Hearts.

Additionally, the students fundraised over $31,700 for the American Heart Association through the event. It is the second highest amount Fremont Intermediate School has raised in the school’s 12-year history. The donations go to the American Heart Association to provide funds for research to fight against heart disease and stroke.

“It is quite amazing to see how everyone comes together and is able to make such a substantial contribution for the American Heart Association,” said Fremont Intermediate School Physical Education teacher Corey Sciutto. “We are very proud of the students and what they have done for Fremont and the American Heart Association through this event.”

The top student fundraisers were:

Bradley Parmley - $1,265
Matilda Pimentel - $735
Kieley Tomas - $655
Katelyn Tomas - $655

Fremont Intermediate School also will be receiving a certificate for $1,800 in Physical Education equipment.