Our Lady of Fatima School took part in the Jump Rope For Heart event for the 24th time this year and broke its record.
This year, the students at Our Lady of Fatima School raised the highest amount of money it ever had, $4,224.35, said Maria Young, principal of Our Lady of Fatima School. Of the total, $160 was raised online.
Last year’s total was about $1,600.
Cori Lemaitre, the northeastern Ontario Jump Rope for Heart coordinator, added that one of Our Lady of Fatima students was one of the top fundraisers in the area. Stephanie Corbin collected $1,000.60.
She raised the money by going door-to-door in Elliot Lake.
As a reward, Stephanie received a $200 gift card a Canadian Tire, with which she can buy a bicycle, which is a “heart healthy prize,” Lemaitre said.
In second spot was Teagan Creor, who raised $275. Michael Antoine raised the third highest amount, $273.75. They each received a scooter.
Hank Ritchie raised money online, and he received a soccer ball as his reward.
Young added that the grades four and five class raise the most as a class, $857.
Young said 123 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 participated in this year’s Jump Rope For Heart.
All the students in the school gathered in the library for the presentation of the awards.
Young said the school has collected a total of $45,000 over 24 years.
The goal of the Jump Rope For Health is to raise awareness of heart attack and stroke, said Lemaitre.