Never Understimate the Power of Pink

 PinkProm Pasta Party Featuring The Bald, The Brave and The Beautiful

During the 4th Annual Mush for a Cure Sled Dog Fundraiser



FEBRUARY 16, Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MINNESOTA ─    Don’t wait for Saturday to head to the Gunflint Trail during this year’s Mush for a Cure.  The fun begins on Friday, March 12th  at Trail Center and you won’t want to miss a minute of it. 


Ever wish you could turn back time and re-live those special moments like the High School Prom?  Now you can during the Mush for a Cure’s Pink Prom Pasta Party.  Friday night’s spaghetti dinner at Trail Center just got a little more entertaining.  Picture slurping pink spaghetti noodles while wearing a pink prom dress or a retro tuxedo.  Grab your dancing shoes and be ready to impress the crowd and judges with your pink attitude.  Put on a wig, get an up-do and keep your fingers crossed while you wait to see who gets crowned Prom Queen and Prom King of the first Pink Prom Pasta Party. 


If you want to look really good then come early and get a hair cut during the Cut for a Cure.  Andrea Peterson, owner of Studio 61 in Grand Marais will be cutting for a cure from 5-7pm.  Until then let your hair grow so you can be a part of The Bald, Brave and Beautiful during the Mush for a Cure.


The Bald, Brave and Beautiful will feature contestants willing to have their heads shaved to raise money for Mush for a Cure.  Each contestant’s fate is in your hands as they have chosen to go bald if the price is right.  When a person gives a $10 donation to have their hair cut he or she will be able to choose whose kitty their money will go into.  Donations can be made without having your hair cut and prior to Friday the 12th by sending a check with the name of a specific individual in the memo section.  The donation totals for each individual will be posted online and at the event.


Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk will compete against Chief Deputy Leif Lunde while Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Prom will square off against Deputy Chief of the GTVFD Bob Baker.  All of them have their hair on the chopping block to raise money for the cause.   Out of each pairing the one person with the most money on their head will end up with the least amount of hair on their head.  That person will need some extra insulation in their hat for the remainder of the winter.  Musher Don Deckert has volunteered to compete against someone from the mushing community but we’re still waiting for a brave soul to volunteer. 


Mush for a Cure excitement begins early on Friday, March 12th so plan to spend the entire weekend on the Gunflint Trail.  Attend the Pink Prom Pasta Party, get a Cut for a Cure and be ready for a pink-filled weekend of fun..  


Schedule of Events

Friday, March 12th (all activities are at Trail Center Lodge)

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Pre-Registration for the mushers that are in town and have their pledges ready. Registration coordinator Phyllis and her crew would appreciate pre-registering as many teams as possible on Friday night. That way she and her volunteers aren’t rushing to tally at the last minute and you won’t have to stand outside the fish house on Saturday!

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cut For a Cure Andrea Peterson from Studio 61 Hair in Grand Marais is back with chair and shears. Haircuts are $10 each with monies going to Mush For a Cure!

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Pink Pasta Party open to the general public wanting to meet the mushers running on Saturday that are in town and available on Friday night. Cost $6.00, MFAC participants eat free!

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.: The Bald, The Brave and The Beautiful competition. We are still working out the details, but we have a few brave souls that are willing to literally “put their heads on the line” by having their heads shaved if enough money is raised! Anyone can make a donation during the evening and pay to see these gents get their locks off! (See below for shave time)

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: NEW THIS YEAR…Pink Prom!!!!!!! at 8:00 there will be a Grand March for everyone who wishes to attend The Pink Prom. We’ll have a DJ spinning everyone’s favorite dancing music as an appetizer to Saturday night’s Finisher’s Party.

9:00 p.m.: Pink Prom King and Queen Crowning come and see who is most popular in pink and voted King and Queen. While the royalty is enjoying their victory dance, the Bald, Brave and Beautiful monies will be tallied. (King and Queen get “first shave” on the heads of the BB & B competitors)

9:30 p.m.: The Bald, The Brave and The Beautiful HEAD SHAVING!!!! If enough money is raised, all BB&B participants will have their heads shaved with he who raises the most monies sporting a PINK MOHAWK for the rest of the evening.