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Jump Rope for Heart raises money at Perrysburg Junior High

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Clara Barned, 12, right, practices her double Dutch jump roping Wednesday during the American Heart Association's Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event at Perrysburg Junior High.

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Students at Perrysburg Junior High School were jumping rope, doing hula hoops, and more during the American Heart Association's Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

This event raises money to fight against heart disease.

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There was jump roping and other activities that kept students active through the day. Jump Rope for Heart organization wants people to get active and start a daily, healthy way of living.

Jean Barkow started the event in the late 1970s in Milwaukee at a high school with a jump-a-thon. The Jump Rope for Hearts organization states that 15 percent of children and adolescence are overweight. 

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