What do sled dogs, mushers, and the color pink have in common? Well, once a year they come together on the Gunflint Trail to race and raise money for breast cancer research. “Mush For a Cure,” now in its fourth year, takes place Saturday, March 13, and is a non-competitive sled dog fun run.
The first “Mush For a Cure” was a pretty small affair. Three local women and their dog teams hit the trail on a warm spring day in 2007, raising $2,500. Since then, the event has grown in leaps and bounds, and last year 37 dog teams and three skijor teams from around the region took part, raising $25,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
From humble beginnings four years ago, the annual “Mush For a Cure” breast cancer fundraiser has grown into a major event on the Gunflint Trail. This year, more than 40 teams from several states are expected to take part, along with a number of skijor teams. Founder and organizer Sue
Prom says the event both brings the community together and shows visitors Cook County at its best.
The Fourth Annual Mush For a Cure is happening on the Gunflint Trail, Friday and Saturday, March 12th & 13th. For more information on the event or how to contribute, go to mushforacure.com.