Mush for a Cure organizers cancel 2015 event

Supporters of Mush for a Cure, a fun sled dog race fundraiser benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, have been awaiting the announcement of this years theme. In years past the event has invited participants to don pink attire for a prom, to go back to the 60s, to be pink zombies and more. Unfortunately however, the announcement released this week by organizer Sue Prom is that the 2015 Mush for a Cure event has been cancelled.

Prom said it was a difficult decision. Its always a ton of work for everyone, but its such a good cause. And such a good time. Im going to miss it, said Prom, reached by phone after the announcement.

However, registration was just too low to justify the event. Prom said registration was possibly affected because another dog sled race, the White Oak Sled Dog Race in Deer River, Minnesota, has been scheduled for the same weekend. That race offers a variety of racing opportunities for different skill levels. Everyone likes to do that one, said Prom.

Prom added thanks to all the mushers who took part in Mush for a Cure, to the volunteers and to the community. She said, We appreciate the past support of everyone for our event and helping us raise $226,500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

She encouraged anyone who was thinking of pledging to a musher to go ahead and make a donation to the foundation at

Prom said she will miss everyone getting together for such a great cause, but reminded people thinking of visiting that the Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Clubs Trout Derby will still be taking place on Gunflint Lake on March 8.

Asked if Mush for a Cure will be back in 2016, Prom said she wasnt sure. She asked people to share their thoughts about the future of the event via a Facebook message on the Mush for a Cure page or email her at

And she added, Dont get rid of all your pink yet!

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