How to Coordinate an Event
- Allow adequate time for organization.
Start six to eight weeks before your event.
Promote the educational value of the event.
Educate students about heart disease and stroke, the purpose for doing a JRFH event, and how their participation helps to fight heart disease and stroke in your area.
Select date and location.
Events can be held during or after school. Check for conflicting events and other school fundraisers.
Display thank-you gifts.
Showcasing thank-you gifts increases interest and promotes fund raising.
Promote the event to participants.
Use flyers, posters, class and all-school announcements. Involve a student group and/or create contests to spark interest.
Involve all teachers and classes.
Make Jump Rope For Heart an all-school event by integrating the program into all areas of the school curriculum.
Set a deadline to collect donations.
One week before the event, remind students to bring in their collection envelopes on or before the event date.
Thank all students, administrators, etc., and distribute thank-you gifts.
Complete an event evaluation after the event.
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