In what has become an annual tradition, Friday, February 17th, Hillside school participated in it’s 13th annual Jump Rope for Heart to support the American Heart Association. The event is named after former Hillside School teacher’s aid, Carol Virginio, who passed away in the spring of 2013. Carol was a cancer survivor, a heart transplant recipient, and an avid supporter of this event.
The event is coordinated by Hillside School’s Physical Education and Wellness teacher Rob Tatro. This year, Hillside School had over 260 students who helped find sponsorships for the event which, for only the third time in school history, eclipsed the $21,000 mark in total donations to the American Heart Association. Whether or not students chose to find sponsorships or not, students spent the past several weeks experimenting with new jumping skills, learning about heart health, and supporting this very important organization. We are so lucky to be blessed with such support from the entire Needham community and beyond and thank you to everyone who helped make another Jump Rope for Heart event a tremendous success! See all photos