Did you know that this is the first generation of children that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? It's true, 26% of Canada's children are overweight or obese, putting them at high risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

At the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we believe that every child has the right to grow up healthy. We also believe that you and your school can help us make this vision a reality. Through skipping and fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Heart&Stroke Jump Rope for Heart teaches children the importance of healthy living and social responsibility.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR 2014/15 TODAY and you’ll receive a FREE registration kitContact your local coordinator for more details.

Read about an Alberta event.

The projected revenue for the 2015 Jump Rope for Heart campaign is $2,550,000 at a cost of $717,000 (excluding overhead allocations). It is important to note that this cost includes the Heart and Stroke Foundation's vital investment in health promotion and public awareness.