DeeDee Jonrowe, Wellness Ambassador and Iditarod Dog Musher
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.
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. DeeDee is a Wellness Ambassador at the core of her being! More information at www.deedeejonrowe.com.