Gallery: Students, staff put hearts into fundraising effort

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Dallas ISD staff and students supported two fundraising campaigns to benefit the American Heart Association on Friday, Feb. 13.

District employees supported the “Go Red for Women” effort, paying $5 each for the privilege of wearing jeans to work. Many wore red shirts to raise heart-health awareness. For the students’ part, many solicited pledges for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

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At Anne Frank Elementary School, much of the school supported both campaigns, including Principal Jonnice Legum-Berns, the office staff and several teachers.

Since 1998, students have raised more than $66,000 using Jump Rope for Heart, and were getting close to this year’s goal of raising $10,000. On Friday, each grade moved through five heart-pumping activity stations that included jumping rope, hula hoops, dancing and running through an inflated obstacle course. After doing the activities, the top fundraiser from each grade got to put a whipped-cream pie in teacher Jamie Gibbs’ face.

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