Bay Grade School receives polar heart monitor kit
Gift made possible through annual Ski and Snowshoe For Young Hearts
Jill Bevins, left, a music, gym, technology and
special education teacher at Big Bay Grade School, proudly holds
a polar heart monitor kit that she received from Dagmar Raica,
Program Director of the Upper
Michigan Heart Institute at Marquette General Health System.
Big Bay Grade School received 12 monitors, supporting
equipment and computer software valued at $3,000.
The monitor kit donation was made possible from
money raised at last year’s Ski and Snowshoe For Young Hearts
event held at Maple Lanes in Skandia. Money raised annually is
used to purchase heart monitors for local schools in an effort
to educate youth about the importance of regular exercise and
a healthful diet.
The Upper Michigan Heart Institute at Marquette
General Health System, Bell Hospital and Upper Michigan Cardiovascular
Associates sponsored this year’s 5th Annual event on Feb.
4. Nearly $4,500 was raised.