February is American Heart month, and tonight Emily Medalen takes us to the Souris Valley Golf Course where Minot came together to support the American Heart Association, in a personal way.
Many lives were changed on May 3rd, 2012, when Shelly Larson passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack.
Shelly was a big part of the lives of her students at Minot High, family members, and friends.
And today, these people came together in remembrance of her for the 2nd annual Ski, Stomp, Run, Walk 5k.
(Katelyn Larson, Shelly's Niece) "It also honors a very special lady, to everyone here, I think she's touched."
(Alyssa Moum and Kelsey Humphreys, Students of Shelly) "It's like the greatest feeling, just because I know that she's watching and she would be really proud of us because this is kind of what she was always about. She was always wanting to do events to help others and help charitable groups."
Over 100 people came out to join in today, and her students say that it's a celebration of the lasting impact she made on all of them.
(Alyssa Moum and Kelsey Humphreys, Students of Shelly) "I think she would be pretty proud, just knowing this many people care, and you can see how many people showed up today; it just shows how many lives she touched."
Shelly is remembered by many as someone who was always willing to go the extra mile, for anyone who needed it.
(Ben Berg, Student of Shelly) "She was always there for her students, she connected really well with her students, and I think that's why she made such a strong impact on so many lives. And she was always willing to help you no matter what it was."
(Alexa Hornecker and Katelyn Larson, Student and Niece) "Her zest for life in general.. She always had a smile on her face, you'd come to class and you'd look forward to going to her class because she was there."
(Ted Luedke, Student of Shelly) "When I think back to junior year, I know if I was ever having a bad day or anything like that, we would all go to her class and it was all smiles and laughs the whole time."'
(Alyssa Moum and Kelsey Humphreys, Students of Shelly) "She was never worried about herself, but always helping others. She was so caring. She was always there and she just wanted everyone to be the best that they could be."
"She would do anything for anybody. Any time any of us needed advice about school, or life, or the future, she was the one we went to. She was really relatable, and she cared a lot about her students and her family. She was loving and awesome and we all miss her a lot."
Shelly touched the lives of so many. And today, her family, friends, and students, came together and showed that she will never be forgotten. Emily Medalen, KX News.
Over a thousand dollars was raised at the event today, and is going to the local American Heart Association in honor of Shelly.