You Gotta Have Heart!

Heart-healthy schools are fueled by effective health and physical education and support 50 Million Strong, SHAPE America's commitment to empower students to live healthier lives. Start your school on a journey toward heart-health now!

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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.

 Teacher Resources
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 have a variety of resources to help you host successful JRFH and HFH events.

JRFH/HFH Grants and Recognition
SHAPE America offers several forms of recognition for JRFH and HFH coordinators. Click on the links below for more details:

Resources
SHAPE America provides multiple resources for Events, Adapted Programs, and JRFH/HFH. See below for a selected list of links:







Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national programs jointly sponsored by
SHAPE America and the American Heart Association.

Heart Stories


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!


2017 JRFH/HFH Grantees

These grantees are JRFH and HFH coordinators who have been instrumental in bringing the programs to their school and driving the mission of heart health to the staff, students, and the communities in which they live.


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 JRFH and HFH programs.