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More Than $26,000 Raised for Alaska Veterans


Alaska’s Healing Hearts will receive more than $26,000 from the proceeds raised by the 2012 Iron Dog Raffle. Kendall Toyota of Anchorage and Fairbanks are the presenting raffle sponsor and premier sponsor of the Iron Dog for 2012.  Kendall Toyota of Anchorage will present the donation at a ceremony held in their Anchorage showroom on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. local time.

James Hastings, Secretary at Alaska’s Healing Hearts said, “On behalf of Alaska's Healing Hearts and the Warriors we serve, we cannot say thank you enough to the Iron Dog Team and the Kendall Toyota Family for their most generous support of Alaska's Warriors. This is proof positive that when everyone works together, we can truly make a difference, and for that, again, we say thank you."

Mike Morris, General Manager at Kendall Toyota of Anchorage said, “Kendall is proud to support the 2012 Iron Dog and we are honored to show our gratitude for the sacrifices our military personnel and their families give every day.” 

Dave Shuttleworth, General Manager at Kendall Toyota of Fairbanks said, “Supporting Alaska’s Healing Hearts continues Kendall’s commitment to the Fairbanks community and our soldiers.  Congratulations to all the racers in this year’s Iron Dog.” 

“It was only through the generous support of Kendall Toyota Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska Power Sports and four other great sponsors that we could make this fundraiser possible. We are grateful for the support of the sponsors and especially to everyone that purchased a ticket in support of the Iron Dog and Alaska’s Healing Hearts.”, said Iron Dog executive director Kevin Kastner. “Giving back to our soldiers is good for Alaska and for the Iron Dog. We are grateful for their service.”

Alaska's Healing Hearts year round nationwide outdoor programs include hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational programs for our nations brave wounded warriors, these activities are termed "social reintegration" by therapists. They are not just the clinical rehabilitation programs which injured military personnel usually participate in; they also provide disabled Veterans with hope that they can live active and productive lives. Based on our own experiences these programs help bolster confidence and self-esteem, while serving as a venue for them to assimilate with the public. Alaska's Healing Hearts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

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