Monday, 17 January 2011

Yukon Musher Michelle Phillips Raising Awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease at the 2011 Yukon Quest & the Iditarod

Musher Raising Awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease
Yukon Quest Feb. 5 and Iditarod March 5, 2011

Michelle Phillips

Yukon Musher Michelle Phillips

Sled dog musher Michelle Phillips will be racing and raising awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease (more info at as she competes in The Yukon Quest (beginning February 5th) and the Iditarod (beginning March 5th).   Michelle will be racing in honor of little Lily Beaupre (the granddaughter of Michelle's friend, Kathy Beaupre), and distributing brochures and PERSEVERE wristbands to raise awareness about NPD.  Lily Beaupre, the daughter of Kathy's son, Yvan, is affected by Niemann-Pick Disease Type A.

Michelle has been running dogs for 12 years and has completed five Yukon Quests, finishing 8th twice, 6th in 2007, 4th in 2008 and 5th in 2009. In March 2010 she completed her first Iditarod finishing 27th out of a very strong field. 

When they are not racing, Michelle and her family operate Pristine Wilderness Tours in the Yukon Territories.  Visit their Web site at to read more about Michelle and her dogs and for more information about the preparation for these incredible races.

Thank you very "MUSH," Michelle, for your support of those affected by NPD!