Guilford Students Jump Roping for the Heart 

Students in Guilford are jump roping for the heart. Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade are taking part in the program at Piscataquis Community Elementary School. Jump Rope for Heart is a national fundraising event created by the American Heart Association. School nurse Sharon Foster says the students are learning it’s important to be active while also learning more about heart health. “It basically is teaching children to become physically fit but at the same time they actually get sponsors to sponsor them and all `of the money goes to the American Heart Association. So what I’ve done in the past is to do some education as far as what heart disease is,” said Foster.This is the third year the school has taken part, but this year they added a “Wall of Honor” where students can dedicate a paper heart to someone they know with cardiac disease.