As part of an integrated Speech/Biomedical Science project based learning assignment, CJSHS teachers Aimee Karacia and Valerie Hardesty and their students organized the “Red Out,” a week-long event culminating with a “Red Out” basketball game followed by a “King of Hearts” dance on Saturday night.
The speech class also made commercials to promote Saturday’s “Red Out.” Each of the three commercials may be viewed on the Churubusco News website at busconews.com.
Community members and businesses can help sponsor the event by donating gift cards or merchandise for raffle or money for the red jerseys and pom poms or they can sponsor t-shirts for the event by making a tax-deductible contribution to the school.
With a $10 donation to the American Heart Association, community members will receive a red t-shirt to wear to the basketball game on December 10. All of the money raised goes straight to the American Heart Association. T-shirts are for sale at the school all week and will also be available at the entrance to the basketball game on Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.
All students and community members wearing the AHA t-shirts will get into the game for free.
The “King of Hearts” dance following the game will celebrate the donation the school is making to the AHA.
Any community member who is a survivor of any type of heart disease is encouraged to contact either Aimee Karacia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Valerie Hardesty (email@example.com) if you are willing to be recognized at half-time of the basketball game.
On November 11, twenty female students in the Speech/Biomedical Science classes attended the “Go Red for Women Luncheon” in Fort Wayne put on by the American Heart Association where they were able to meet with various medical professionals for health questions, hear a keynote speaker discussion on heart arrhythmias and have a heart healthy lunch. The luncheon provided not only first-hand information needed to make the project based learning project a success, but also the opportunity to gather more funding, opportunities and ideas from those experienced in heart-disease awareness.