Riding to secure heart equipment

HUMBOLDT — An exercise bike relay will raise money for cardiac monitoring equipment at the Humboldt and District Hospital Complex.

The Humboldt and District Hospital Foundation’s Cardiac Spin Relay is returning for another year. The goal is to get the new equipment for the emergency room, operating rooms and inpatient unit

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All cardiac monitoring devices need to be replaced by 2022 as they are reaching the end of their life, said Lorrie Bunko, the foundation’s executive director.

The replacements will cost over $320,000 to do, she said. The spin relay will kick off the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

“Cardiac monitoring devices are something you want to have to always be reliable. You don’t want to have to be experiencing breakdowns.”

Fourteen bikes are available for teams of four. As of March 2, there are only four spots available, Bunko said.

Adrianna Wormworth and Jill Hanson will lead the spin relay on April 22 with each participant riding for 45 minutes for their team.

Prizes will be given out to the team and the participant with the most pledges raised as well as the best dressed team.

Bunko said she would like to acknowledge Anytime Fitness for continuing the partnership with the foundation for the fundraiser.

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