Adopt a Dog

     Adding to the excitement of this year’s Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is not only the fact we have adopted a dog that will be running in this year’s race but also have developed a partnership with Pink Paddles and Black Magic Kennels.  The goal of the partnership is to raise breast cancer awareness and money for research. There’s still time to adopt a sled dog of your very own before the Marathon at the end of this month. 

     Mark and Mary Black are owners of Black Magic Kennels and we have formed a partnership between their kennel and our Pink Paddles business to help raise awareness for breast cancer.  When you adopt a dog you will be making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.  A portion of each adoption fee will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation with hopes of raising $1200 this year.

     Mary and her husband have participated in the Beargrease 490 mile race a combined total of 15 times. The sport of mushing has a wide popularity with female athletes and so there was a natural link between Mary and me, owner of a canoe outfitting business.   Why not promote adventurous sports for women while raising the awareness of a disease that kills a woman in the United States every 13 minutes?  Heads will turn and people will become more aware of breast cancer when they see the 2004 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Champion Mark Black with his team of dogs at check points   during this year’s race.  His entire team of dogs will be wearing pink jackets with pink patches on them.

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     We invite you to be a part of this exciting adventure.  You can adopt a dog, purchase a paddle or buy a patch to help us reach our goal.  You can also cheer for Mark Black and tell your friends about this exciting partnership and that will be helping us raise awareness for breast cancer.

For more information be sure to visit the websites and if you would like to order a patch for $12.00 then e-mail or call us toll free at 1-888-CANOEIT.