Check out the crowd at the February Freeze 5K

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Sunday, February 12, the February Freeze 5K took place at Founders Park. The 5K is all about bringing awareness to and raising money for cardiac rehab.

“Heart disease is something that people don’t recognize. It’s so common, especially in today’s lifestyles. So we just like to exercise the importance of taking care of yourself and your heart,” said Breahna Barker, an Exercise Physiologist at Monument Health.

The 5k

Runners, walkers, bikers, and even kids on scooters took on the challenge of going from Founders Park to Sioux Park and back. The money raised through registration fees and shirt sales goes towards helping patients with recent cardiac issues.

“We work with patients in the hospital when they have any type of heart disease. So if they have like a stent placed, or a bypass surgery, or a valve replacement, stuff like that,” Barker said.

They also help with the rehabilitation process to get patients back in shape so that they can get back to doing what they love. The fundraising efforts also go towards helping fund parties for their cardiac patients to celebrate how far they’ve come in the rehab process.

Take a look at all of the people who showed up to support a great cause:

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