Two weeks before Valentine’s Day, students at Discovery Middle School were helping to mend broken hearts. On Feb. 2 the students culminated a month of fundraising for the American Heart Association with Discovery's 10th Annual Hoops for Heart. More than 180 students participated in the “bump” competition of shooting hoops. Schoolwide, students raised $2,160 dollars surpassing their goal of $1,500. During the month-long fundraising campaign students learned that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Guest speaker Dr. Owen McCarty, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, shared with students how his research is helping to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The money Discovery students raise helps fund such research.
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