Team 19 Iron Dog Mushers Join Drew’s Foundation

In a continuation of our Suicide is Never the Answer campaign, Drew’s Foundation is pleased to announce support for Iron Dog Team 19-Arthur “Gux” Laraux and Steven Boney. Gux and Steven will carry the Drew’s Foundation banner on their machines and suits when they depart Friday February 15 on their second Iron Dog. The race starts in Willow, traverses Alaska to the half-way point in Nome and then returns to Fairbanks. The race takes about 7 days and is considered the toughest snowmachine race on earth.

We gladly acknowledge Donlin Gold whos generous support of Drew’s Foundation made this donation possible.

Drew’s Foundation supports positive lifestyle choices and sees the endeavor that this team is undertaking as a fine example to that end. The time, dedication, and resources that this team spends showcases those choices and we stand behind them.

Drew’s Foundation was started in 2011 by the O’Brien family after the loss of their son Drew to suicide. Drew’s Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles and activities and sponsors suicide prevention projects primarily in western Alaska. Learn more at


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