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Why we Jump

Supporting kids’ health for 37 years, Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to be active and help others by raising funds for life-saving heart and stroke research.

Healthy habits today help reduce kids’ risk of heart disease and stroke later in life.
Kids who are active a minimum of 60 minutes daily are more likely to become healthy, active adults.
 
Between the ages of 6 and 12, kids develop eating habits that may carry into adulthood.
Last year, Jump and programs like it raised $32.6 million for research and supported 800 researchers.

Our goal is 4,000 schools and 1 million kids jumping across Canada to help kids like:

  • Owen

    By the time he was 2 years old, Owen already had 4 heart surgeries so that his heart could pump blood and oxygen throughout his body. But they weren't enough to completely save his life.

    Owen would need another serious procedure to do that. Thanks to research, doctors were able to perform Owen's final surgery when he turned 6 - and he got to play in the snow for the very first time!

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  • NATASHA

    "Sometimes I feel that my dad died so that they could start testing me," says Natasha. Since doctors found that Natasha has the same heart condition that her father had, they're doing everything they can to keep her safe.

    While Natasha can't be as active as she wants to be, she does have fun participating in Jump Rope for Heart. That's important because the funds raised could help researchers fix Natasha's condition and other heart problems too.

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  • DAWSON

    Dawson loves to have fun skipping rope. To watch her in action, you'd never know she was born with a heart defect, and had open heart surgery when she was just 4 months old. Today, her doctors don't need to monitor her condition as much as they used to.

    That means Dawson can be just as active as her friends, and participate in Jump Rope for Heart to raise funds for research that helps kids just like her.

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  • WILLIAM

    William was born with a hole in his heart. When he was just 3 years old, he had open heart surgery to fix it. And less than a week later, doctors said he was well enough to go home.

    Thanks to research, more families can bring home children that grow into active, healthy kids. William's mom was so grateful that she worked for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and continues to volunteer for them today.

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  • OCÉANE

    Océane was born with a congenital heart defect. She had her first surgery when she was only 3 days old. Two more operations followed before her 6th birthday. Océane knows her heart makes her different.

    But she is bright and cheerful and loves life! Knowing she is lucky to be alive makes her a very proud Jump participant.

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