Thursday, January 30, 2014
Every year, rugged Alaskans participate in the Iron Dog, the world's longest snowmachine race. Four-time champion, Todd Palin, is one of those participants.
Governor Palin announced on Facebook the great cause for which his team will be racing this year:
It's almost IRON DOG time! This is one of the busiest times of the year for us with lots of guys wrenching in the shop and training on the trails and frozen rivers. Todd and his partner are full speed ahead gearing up for the world’s longest and toughest snowmachine race traversing over 2,000 miles of frozen Alaska.
This year we’re very excited that Todd’s SkiDoo team and three other teams riding SkiDoo are racing for a very worthy cause! They’re launching the “Bring Home the Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. All the money goes directly to help women in need. In fact, they’re working with Breast Cancer Focus, an Alaska-based organization run entirely by volunteers, in order to ensure that the donations go to fund efforts that will directly help women.
You can learn more about “Bring Home the Pink” and please make a pledge to support this great effort at: http://www.gofundme.com/67f7gs
The Iron Dog goes from February 16-22. Keep your eyes peeled for some rough and tumble manly men putting their testosterone to good use in efforts to support women! Kudos to the sponsors and supporters! By the way, notice the pink ski tips in this photo of the SkiDoo snowmachine. Nice touch, guys!
This is Todd’s 21st Iron Dog. He’s won it four times. I, naturally, am rooting for "the old guys" (as Todd humbly introduces this amazingly arduous race’s veterans), but I'm so enthused about every single racer with the guts to do this.
It'll be a blast again this year keeping you abreast, er... updated along the trail. I shall do so primarily from inside my warm and safe house.
"Bring Home the Pink!" Go Team #11!