DeeDee Jonrowe

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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.

Congratulations DeeDee
on your 2015 Iditarod

31st Place - 10 Days, 19 Hours and 10 Minutes 23 Seconds

Posted Mar 15, 2015 - Must read on The short story of frostbitten DeeDee Jonrowe's emotional visit to a village she called the Jerusalem of dog mushing. Read it here:

Food drops re-calculated after the "Plan B" trail rerouting ( Photo courtesy of Jeff Schultz )

DeeDee Jonrowe

DeeDee 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 together. DeeDee 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. Her 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 Olympics.DeeDee 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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Michael Barnes

(314) 655-5548 office          (314) 558-2548 fax


DeeDee Jonrowe
P.0. Box 272 Willow, Alaska 99688

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