American Heart Association School Partnership Program


Time To Make A Change
Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer. Almost one-third of our children are overweight or obese – it’s time to reverse that trend.  Join us in the School Partnership Program and help us fight heart disease and stroke by signing up to partner with the American Heart Association at your school in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. Work with a local representative to customize an event that will educate your community and help raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke. 
  • Anyone on campus that helps promote the event can earn six Professional Development Hours. (Be sure to follow the correct procedures to qualify.)
  • One percent of all Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart donations go to AAPHERD to support PE professional development.
  • Last year 2,352 schools received a US Games gift certificate for raising $1,500 or more in the fight against heart disease and stroke for FREE PE and Technology equipment in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. 

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Jackson Pigott headshotIt was a normal day in class, or so Adrienne Hergert thought. As a fourth grade physical education teacher at Reinhardt Elementary in Rockwall, Hergert had planned her lesson around jumping rope, and had previously taught her students where to find their hearts and what a normal heart beat felt like.

Before class had begun, a fire alarm went off and the class quickly exited the building. Upon their return, Jackson Pigott’s best friend, Jaxon, asked Hergert to feel Pigott’s heart.

Since they had yet to begin exercising, it came as quite a shock to her that Pigott’s heart was beating so fast.

Read more of Jackson's story...


American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%

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