We are the Beat

Kendall Isner

Last year, Liberty’s ASB partnered with the American Heart Association in their Rock the Beat project to prevent the increase of heart disease among teens.  With obesity rates sky rocketing, especially among teens and younger children, this generation is the first generation in which children are not supposed to outlive their parents.

The American Heart Association’s primary concern lies in describing the importance of making heart healthy choices before adulthood, because they will have an impact on a person’s health for the rest of his or her life.  With Liberty’s help, $7,000 was made in the form of donations and T shirt sales in 2012.

This year, ASB is once again joining forces with the American Heart Association in their newest project, We are the Beat.  There will be a guest speaker at the quad basketball game on December 20th, along with T shirts and facts and information about the dangers of heart disease.

During Snowcoming week, December 16th through 20th, We are the Beat shirts will be sold, with all proceeds going to prevent heart disease.  On Friday, there will be a spirit day dedicated to wearing the shirts, and all of the money from the coin drive will be donated to the American Heart Association.

Last year’s success was dependent on student and parent participation; in order for We are the Beat to make an impact on the Liberty community this year, it is important that Liberty remains dedicated to the American Heart Association’s cause.  This is an even bigger task than the previous year; ASB has a goal of $11,000 with a combination of T shirt sales, money from the coin drive, and donations.

Liberty has the opportunity to make a difference for the American Heart Association, as well as educate its community on the importance of making heart conscious choices.