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American Heart Association thanks the Mohawk Valley’s top fundraising student

UTICA, June 18, 2019 — The American Heart Association honored the top student fundraiser in the Mohawk Valley on Tuesday.

Jayden Zuccaro, a fourth grader at Glenfield Elementary School in Glenfield, raised $1,500 in the Kids Heart Challenge program. Since kindergarten, Jayden has raised more than $5,000 to help create a world of longer, healthier lives! Jayden was recognized during his school’s field days event.

The Kids Heart Challenge encourages heart-healthy behavior as students pledge to be more physically active, drink more water and do a good deed. Through the Kids Heart Challenge, students learn healthy lifestyle habits for emotional and physical well-being and the value of community service by raising funds to help kids with special hearts.

The program is celebrating the Association’s 40th year working in schools

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health, and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

 For Media Inquiries:

Kristy Smorol, Communications Director: 315-728-7565; Kristy.Smorol@heart.org

heart.org and strokeassociation.org

 

 

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