24 club representatives raise money for American Heart Association Fundraiser will conclude on Feb. 19

In honor of “Heart Health Month,” 24 representatives from 12 different clubs began raising funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) on Feb. 16. All representatives will continue to collect money until Feb. 19.

“Since February is ‘Heart Health Month’, we thought it’d be perfect to have the fundraiser during this month,” Student Body President Rachel Martinez said. “We wanted to find a way to do a charitable financial contribution because none of our other activities enabled us to do that.”

The fundraiser is a competition to see which pair from each club will raise the most money. The pair that raises the most funds will then be designated as the King and Queen of Hearts.

“I think my partner and I are doing pretty well in the competition,” Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) President Isabella DelaRosa said. “It’s a good chance to get our club name out there.”

To track the funds, the two representatives from each club must make a daily deposit to the banker.

“It’s a good feeling being able to raise money for a good cause,” Future Health Professionals (HOSA) Vice President Cecilia Romero said.

The AHA’s mission is “to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

“This fundraiser is more exciting than ‘Miracle Minute’ because it’s more interactive and involves all of the clubs in the school,” Martinez said.