Students support The Beat for the American Heart Association

Ellie Hohensinner

Across the school you see red, for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is an organization that supports and helps the fight against cardiovascular disease, and the risk of stroke. Since the organization began in 1949, they have raised over 3.5 billion dollars of research into cures for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans per year, which makes raising all of the money worth it. For Liberty to help support them, across the school, there is recognition of the volunteer organization and ways to support the association. Of schools in the area, Liberty raised the most money with slightly over $8,000 last year, and has an even higher goal this year of $11,000. To maintain the position of fundraising the most money in the area, and to achieve our goals, there are many options and ways that people can donate. There are online donation opportunities on the Liberty website, along with a coin drive going around at lunch, to collect spare change that people are willing to donate from lunch. That coin drive will also benefit to the prestigious grade level competitions, and what grade level was the most generous in donating. More opportunities that students and staff have to support the American Heart Association include the t-shirt sales. T-shirts were sold Dec. 16 through Dec. 20 at both lunches. The proceeds go to the American Heart Association, and there was a “Rock the Beat” spirit day on the Dec. 20th as a part of Snowcoming week. Also, proceeds from the Men and Women’s Basketball Quad Night will support the organization as well. Liberty is proud to be a support of the American Heart Association, and to wear red to show our support for the great organization. Sophomore Maddy Smith shared her thoughts, and said, “I love supporting the American Heart Association. It is such a great organization, and I am happy that Liberty has the opportunity to support them and their efforts”.