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The St George Illawarra Dragons were on hand to visit students from Arncliffe Public School following their outstanding fundraising efforts for the Heart Foundation on Wednesday.

Arncliffe Public School helped raise more than $5,000 for the Heart Foundation through the Jump Rope for Heart program this year and were treated to a special health clinic by the Dragons..

Students from Arncliffe Public School should be very proud of themselves and their amazing fundraising result which will help in the fight against heart disease, said Chief Executive from the Heart Foundation NSW Kerry Doyle.

Heart disease claims the life of an Australian every hour of every day these are the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and grandparents of our Jump Rope for Heart participants.

"This is an alarming statistic that the Heart Foundation is dedicated to beating with the support of the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have been a supporter of the Heart Foundations for a number of years now and this is great opportunity for the players to see first hand the impact of this fun and exciting physical activity program, Jump Rope for Heart.

Dragons players Josh Dugan, Yaw Kiti Glymin, Kyle Stanley and Gerard Beale conducted a Super Clinic with almost 500 students, teaching them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and demonstrating some tips and tricks for keeping active.

Dragons utility Gerard Beale said that raising awareness of such a community health issue was important for all.

The Dragons stand alongside the Heart Foundation in helping to promote the importance of looking after your heart health, said Beale.

All the players had a really great day visiting Arncliffe Public School. It was especially great for Kiti to return to the school too.

"They went to great efforts in raising awareness for what is a great cause.

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