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Fairview Raises $14k for Jump Rope For Heart

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SHERMAN, TX -- A Sherman elementary school continues it's proud legacy of raising money to fight heart disease.      

Fairview elementary raised $14,000 this year with their "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser.  

All the money goes to the American Heart Association.  

The school has been holding the event for the last 35 years and has raised a whopping $239 thousand dollars to date.  

Fairview Teacher Mike Gillum says it's a very fulfilling and educational experience for the students. "It's more about just reading and writing and math and the STARR test, you know, this is teaching the kids character, and to care about other people, and integrity and honesty, and making it a better community for every one is just so special," Gillum said.

Teachers say $7,000 of the $14,000 dollars was raised online, which is a first for Fairview.