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Landing Students Raise Thousands for American Heart Association

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Landing Elementary School raised $11,003 during its Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, which took place during February in correlation with the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month.

Congratulations to Kalia Edwards, who raised $1,200 thanks to the generosity of her family and friends. Her accomplishment is the highest, all-time fundraising record for a single student at Landing Elementary School. In addition to Kalia, other top fundraisers were:

Nathan Rup: $600
Elianna Cavese: $400
Sal Totino: $375
Arden Jimenez: $350
David Jimenez: $350
Paige Jimenez: $350

Through the Jump Rope for Heart program, students secure donations to jump rope during their physical education class to raise awareness about heart health. There were 137 Landing students who participated in this fundraiser, as well as staff members Ms. Caminiti, Ms. LeDonne, Mrs. Martinovic, Mrs. Muzante, Mrs. Reynolds, Ms. Serani and Ms. Thomas. Every participant raising money received a lanyard and a “Heart Hero,” which was placed on a “Hearty Hero” team poster at school. 

Thanks to Mrs. Muzante and Mr. Grazioso, who helped distribute more than 200 prizes to the participating students. A special thanks to all of the Landing families who participated in this event and all those who donated. Each year we are thankful and appreciative of the incredible support throughout this fundraiser.