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February 1, 2008

Albany - Students and staff at an Albany Elementary school Go Red to help fight heart disease.    They're taking part in Jump Rope or Dance for Heart. The money they raise through heart healthy exercise will benefit heart research.

Teachers also participated in Go Red for Women Day and collected more than $1000 that will benefit research for heart disease in women, the number one killer of women.

Teacher Patti Wingate said, "Every life on this campus has been touched by heart disease or the research for heart disease in some way or form and it's a united effort and a big cause. And these children are very concerned about that. They're concerned about their parents and grandparents and family and friends and even themselves to have a healthy heart." Student Inderia Pittman said, "We're wearing red so people won't get hurt from heart disease."

In the past year, nearly a half million women died from heart disease. Click here If you want to donate to the American Heart Association.