Get your pink on at Mush for a Cure!

Although the Mush for the Cure on March 9 - 10 raises money 
for a very serious cause—to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation in 
its quest to find a cure for breast cancer—the event is anything but
solemn. It’s a joyous mix of meaningful moments and outrageous 
The non-competitive, but highly entertaining sled dog race from 
Gunflint Lake to Poplar Lake features energetic dogs and owners and 
all kinds of things to entertain spectators. See the schedule below
  for all the action and plan your weekend accordingly.
There will once again be dining, music with Trails End Band and dancing
—this year the Friday night fun will be at Windigo Lodge. On Friday, 
folks are invited to put on their prettiest pink pajamas and join the 
The Friday night celebration includes a pasta dinner, the coronation 
of the Mush for a Cure king and queen and “The Bald, The Brave, and 
The Beautiful” head shaving. If enough money is raised, heads will be 
Saturday events start early with a pancake and sausage feed at 
Gunflint Pines before the start. There are actually two starts for 
Mush for a Cure. The skijor race begins at Cross River at 10 a.m. and 
finishes at Gunflint Pines. At 12 p.m. the sled dog race begins with a 
mass sourdough start on Gunflint Lake.  Teams are expected in at the 
Trail Center Lodge finish line around 2 – 4 p.m. At the finish line 
there will be a bonfire, hot dog and marshmallow roast, and a party 
tent (with pirate!) sponsored by Sarah and the gang at Trail Center. 
Prizes will be awarded sometime after 5 p.m. and everyone is invited 
to dance the night away to D’Merritt.

At dusk on Saturday, a special Memorial Lantern Release will be held. Participants have the opportunity to purchase a lovely pink lantern in memory of, or to honor someone, who has been affected by breast cancer.

All of this is for a supremely good reason. The Mush for a Cure 
proceeds are donated to institutions helping in the fight against 
breast cancer. Organizer Mary Black said, “Mush for a Cure is not a 
race, it is a fun event to celebrate the sport of dog mushing and to 
cap off a winter of hard work, training and racing while raising funds 
to find a cure for breast cancer.”
In 2011 participants raised over $28,000 in pledges and a check for 
$32,000 was sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “To date 
Mush for a Cure has donated an amazing $100, 000,” said Black. “Our 
goal this year is to raise another $30,000!”
If you would like to help Mush for a Cure reach its 2012 goal, 
donations are now being accepted online at: http://

See the latest schedule at