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BES Gets Pumped For Big Heart – Brevard NC


Students at Brevard Elementary collected 2,000 empty gallon containers and jumped rope to raise $2,000 for the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. (Courtesy photo)

How much blood pumps through a healthy heart each day?

There's no need to guess: any student at Brevard Elementary School can tell you it's 2,000 gallons, thanks to teaching assistant Patti Whitaker.

"Coach Patti" spent several months this year making that big number manageable for young minds. She had classes gather gallon milk jugs, which they numbered one by one all the way to 2,000. This all led up to April 23, when students and staff celebrated their efforts with a photo opportunity none of them are likely to forget.

"It started in February as we prepared for our Jump Rope For H...

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