Prairieville Primary School students raised $17,475.25 for the American Heart Association during the 2015-16 school year, beating the previous year’s total by $3,600.25.

The money goes toward research into new procedures to help heart patients, a news release said

Olivia Dellorfano raised the most money in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in honor of her cousin, Drew Moscona.

Drew is 21 months old and has mitral valve disease. He was born with a heart defect and had his first open-heart surgery at the age of 4 months, followed by a second procedure 11 days later, the release said.