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St George Illawarra Dragons duo Ben Creagh and Dylan Farrell helped to promote the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program at Russell Vale PS on Monday.

The Dragons pair were on hand to teach the super clinic to almost 200 pupils spreading the message of living healthy lifestyles and raising awareness around heart disease - Australia's single leading cause of death.

Dragons captain Ben Creagh said he was happy to be part of the fun on the day and promote healthy lifestyles.

“We put the students through their paces and also showed them that exercise and being healthy can also be fun," said Creagh.

“With more than 200 kids participating it was certainly an action packed morning.

“Most people don’t realise it though but heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia, taking the life of one person every 26 minutes which is why its important to spread the word about living healthily."

Kerry Doyle, Heart Foundation Chief Executive NSW said heart disease is a major health issue in our country and anything that we can be doing to raise the awareness is a good thing.

“By working in partnership with the Dragons we are teaching students like those at Russell Vale PS how to live a long and healthy life by educating them about what they can do to look after their hearts."

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