February is American Heart Month
Heart Month Resources
American Heart Month is the ideal time to build more awareness on the importance of maintaining a healthy heart starting in early childhood — and educating school staff on what to do in case of a cardiac emergency.
About the Programs
Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) and Hoops For Heart (HFH) are national education and fundraising programs jointly sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association. They promote physical education and provide children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education.
Get Involved & Register
Interested in signing up to host a Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart event? When you complete a JRFH or HFH event, you provide future generations with the knowledge and tools they need to stay heart-healthy for life.
One of the perks of participating in the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs is the opportunity to teach the younger generation about heart-healthy living. SHAPE America and the American Heart Association (AHA) have a variety of resources to help you host successful JRFH and HFH events.
SHAPE America offers several forms of recognition for JRFH and HFH coordinators. Click on the links below for more details:
Hayden, Age 10
Hayden was born with transposition of the great arteries and VSD. He had multiple heart surgeries that lead to a repair. He's now a healthy, active 10 year old who takes great pride in participating in JRFH so that he can raise money to help other children!
Austin, Age 7
Austin was born with a larger heart that beats much faster than normal. Doctors were able to repair the valve in his heart and make it a normal size, thanks to the life-saving research funded by the JRHF and HFH programs.