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updated: 2/22/2013 5:02 PM

Fremont students jump way to $20,000

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  • Fremont Intermediary School students Lucy Gustafson, left, and Kelsey Hassan were among those who participated in the school's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The event raised $20,514 for the American Heart Association.

      Fremont Intermediary School students Lucy Gustafson, left, and Kelsey Hassan were among those who participated in the school's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The event raised $20,514 for the American Heart Association.
    Courtesy of Fremont School Dist. 79

  • Fremont Intermediate School students Olivia Schmidt, Kelly Kaczmarek and Polina Ruben were among those who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The event raised $20,514 for the American Heart Association.

      Fremont Intermediate School students Olivia Schmidt, Kelly Kaczmarek and Polina Ruben were among those who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The event raised $20,514 for the American Heart Association.
    Courtesy of Fremont School Dist. 79

 
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Students at the Mundelein area's Fremont Intermediate School raised $20,514 for the American Heart Association this month as part of the school's annual Jump Rope for the Heart event.

The fundraising event aims to engage students through jumping rope while encouraging them to improve their health and to help peers with heart-related issues, officials said.

The amount raised this year is more than double the $10,063 students collected through the jump rope event last year.

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