Just in time for the Holidays, a collection of 3 great DeeDee items all for one reduced price. This special Holiday pack includes an Autographed Photo of DeeDee and OmniStar, a DeeDee bracelet, and an Alaska state quarter that was carried on DeeDee’s sled during the Iditarod.
This Holiday pack is available through the end of the year for just $19.99 + $2.99 shipping. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. Make checks payable to: Michael Barnes c/o ANDERS 800 Market Street, Suite 500, St. Louis, MO 63101.
Fire takes Jonrowe Home
The Jonrowe's lost their home to the Sockey Wildfire this week in Willow, Alaska. They were able to get the dogs to safety. One of DeeDee's older retired leaders and their house cat are still missing. The flock of chickens somehow managed to survive the fire. Many of you have been asking how you can help. Right now they are evaluating what needs to be done and where to start. Funding will be a big hurdle to start with.
31st Place - 10 Days, 19 Hours and 10 Minutes 23 Seconds
Posted Mar 15, 2015 - Must read on KTUU.com: The short story of frostbitten DeeDee Jonrowe's emotional visit to a village she called the Jerusalem of dog mushing. Read it here: http://ktuu.tv/1x3jM1p
Food drops re-calculated after the "Plan B" trail rerouting ( Photo courtesy of Jeff Schultz )
Jonrowe is one the foremost female dog mushers competing in the
world today. She has sixteen top ten finishes
in her career. Her second place finish in 1998 was the fifth
fastest Iditarod time ever recorded at that point. In addition
to the Iditarod, DeeDee has competed and won most major
dog sledding races throughout her career, including the
Copper Basin 300, Klondike 300 and the John Bear grease
sled dog marathon.
DeeDee ran her first Iditarod in 1980 and soon undertook
the building of her own sled, a comprehensive breeding
and training program for her dogs, and a rigorous physical
fitness program for herself. The result is that by the
time DeeDee and her team undertake the Iditarod in March
of each year, they have logged almost 2000 miles of training
has won numerous awards for the care of her dogs through
her career, including the best-cared for team, the best
dog care award (given by staff veterinarians), and the dog's
best friend award. As her dogs are her top priority, she
became a founding member of Mush
with PRIDE, which provides responsible information of
a dog's environment, exhibiting her commitment to set the
standards for all aspects of sled dog care.
highly publicized battle with breast cancer that she began
in 2002 has seen her become a tireless fundraiser. In
2003 she became any honorary chairperson for the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life, assisting the organization
is its fundraising efforts as well. DeeDee's humanitarian
efforts have been well-documented, being given the YWCA's
"Alaska Woman of Achievement of Award", the
most inspirational musher award, and even as the spokesperson
for the National Girl Scouts Council and Winter Special
has been profiled in such media outlets as Sports Illustrated,
Redbook, and Outside magazines. She is a published author,
and is currently pending another book profiling her comeback
from cancer to race again.
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