Skyline, Eastlake students partner in ‘Red Out For Heart’ events

January 28, 2014

By Staff

Students at Skyline and Eastlake high schools began participating Jan. 16 in a series of “Red Out For Heart” events, a partnership with the American Heart Association.

Last week, students participants in the 5-kilometer Raptor Run in honor of Stan Chapin, a school resource officer at Eastlake who died in January 2012. More than 1,000 students participated in the run, which started at Skyline and finished at Eastlake.

The events continue Feb. 7, when the Eastlake basketball teams host Redmond on AHA’s National Wear Red Day. Students, players, cheerleaders and fans of both schools are encouraged to wear red, and special T-shirts that will be available for purchase at the school the week of the game.

The Feb. 7 schedule is junior varsity boys at 4:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6 p.m. and varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.

During the game, students will collect donations for the AHA and educate fans about heart disease prevention and warning signs. Cardiovascular disease is the most fatal disease in the U.S., killing about 2,200 people per day.

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