Jumping for charity for possibly $1 million, Glenview teacher honored

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GLENVIEW, Ill. -- At Pleasant Ridge Elementary School in Glenview, they’re literally jumping for joy.

Dr. David Jones is the P.E. Teacher and so much more than that.

He brought the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Hearts program to the school 28 years ago.

This year -- the school's cumulative fundraising total could reach a milestone - One million dollars!

It’s only the second school nationwide in the history of the program to do that.

And there's yet another milestone for Dr. Jones. This year will be his last at the school, he’s retiring.

"For me to be able to do this it's like wow! This is the best thing. I want the kids to know that they can be heart healthy and help someone else. If they do that, they will go a long way,” said Dr. David Jones.

On average schools raise about $3,500 a year for this program.

Pleasant Ridge usually raises more than $50,000.

They'll find out officially next Friday if they hit a million dollars but it’s looking likely.


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