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Joint Projects

Joint Projects refers to Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart. They are national events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Education America. Students in these programs have fun jumping rope and playing basketball — all while becoming empowered to improve their health and help other kids with heart-health issues.

Funds raised through Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart give back to children, communities, and schools through the American Heart Association’s work:

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  • Advocating at federal and state levels for physical education and nutrition wellness in schools
  • CPR training courses for middle and high school students

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart help students:

  • Learn the value of community service and contribute to their community’s welfare
  • Develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active
  • Earn gift certificates for free school P.E. equipment from U.S. Games

Join the Fight and Register Your Jump or Hoops Event Today!


If you haven't scheduled a Jump Rope for Heart or a Hoops for Heart event at your school, please consider doing so. It’s not too late to join in the fight against heart disease, stroke, and childhood obesity by registering your Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart event today! The American Heart Association has provided everything you will need online. In one easy step, you will be up and jumping in no time.

Already Scheduled to Hold an Event?

Great! Check out the some of the resources available for coordinators holding Jumps For Heart and Hoops For Heart Events. These tools provide you with everything you need from getting started, tips for success, raising funds online and more. We've even got comprehensive feedback from past event coordinators who know all the tricks of the trade. 

Jump For Heart Resources

Hoops For Heart Resources

Online Fundraising Resources

For information on American Heart Month and additional info please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website!

Want to know more about Jump Rope or Hoops for Heart in North Carolina? Contact our state's Joint Projects Coordinator at .