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September 20, 2018

Phoenix Students Raise Money For American Heart Association


PHOENIX – Students from Michael A. Maroun Elementary recently showed their giving spirit with a heartfelt donation to the American Heart Association.

Alice Benjamin, a physical education teacher at Maroun Elementary, reacts as a student dumps chocolate syrup on her head during a fundraising celebration.

Alice Benjamin, a physical education teacher at Maroun Elementary, reacts as a student dumps chocolate syrup on her head during a fundraising celebration.

To raise awareness of heart diseases, students participated in the Jump Rope for Heart initiative during physical education classes.

Students learned the importance of diet and exercise while engaging in a variety of physical activities to get the heart pumping.

Spearheaded by physical education teacher Alice Benjamin, students raised $7,700 this year and more than $32,000 since 2012.

By reaching their fundraising goal this year and for exceeding the 2017 total, students celebrated by transforming their PE teachers and Principal Brett Doody into human ice cream sundaes.

They doused their teachers and principal with ice cream, syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Brandon and Preston Slater douse Principal Brett Doody with ice cream sundae toppings to celebrate a successful American Heart Association fundraiser.

Brandon and Preston Slater douse Principal Brett Doody with ice cream sundae toppings to celebrate a successful American Heart Association fundraiser.

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