Matheny goes “Red”

Speech-language pathologist Brynna Cunningham assists Matheny student Yasin Reddick in a game of adapted basketball.

National Wear Red Day, to support heart health wellness among women, was February 3, but, at Matheny we celebrated healthy heart awareness all month.

Special informational tables promoted healthy eating and cholesterol control plus managing blood pressure and stress. In addition, there were tips on quitting smoking, losing weight and managing blood sugar.

Of course, on February 23, everyone was encouraged to wear red, and red dress pins were available for a $5 donation to the American Heart Association. We raised a total of $263. And Matheny students participated all day in adapted versions of Jump Rope and Hoops 4 Heart activities.