Dogwood Jumps Its Way to Regional Stardom

Dogwood still reigns supreme in the area of Jump For Heart fundraising, topping their highest ranking earning of $27,550 with an astounding $40,000 this year. In other news (lots of news!), Kindergarten teacher Mary Lirette is quickly rising to TV fame as the unofficial face of the event. A wonderful teacher and a survivor of sorts, the American Heart Association is telling her story all over the region. You may not know it looking at Lirette, but she’s experienced a lifetime of struggles with heart disease and serves as a real inspiration to her students. Click on any of the links below to read more about her story.

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ABC Local 24
Memphis Shelby SunTimes
WMC Action News 5
WALB10 (based out of Georgia)
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