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Major Donors

Heartbeat Trail Major Donors (over $1,000)
$10,000.00 Anonymous given through the Presbyterian Church of Skagway
$5,000 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
$5,000 Bonnie Bernholz Foundation
$5,000 Holland America Line
$5,000 Tourism Yukon
$5,000 Kammi Wolpert, daughter of Bill and Jude Wolpert of Golden, Colorado
$2,500 Alaska Travel Industry Association
$2,000 Sport Yukon
$2,000 Skagway Eagles Auxiliary #25
$2,000 Steve and Salli Reeder
$1,500 Mission Healthcare
$1,000 Coral Princess Crew
$1,000 Dr. Jim Thompson
$1,000 Barbara Chester - Dahl Family
$1,000 PR Services
$1,000 Boyd and Jean Worley

Heartbeat Trail Donors (under $1,000)
$400 Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort

In-kind Donations (over $1,000)
Klothes Rush - Duff and Karla Ray (misc. clothing and gear)
New Balance (15 pairs of walking shoes)
Mountain Gear (shell and rain pants)
Gregory (backpack)
Thorlo (socks)
Jim Corless and Gary Brummett (cell phone)
PR Services (website hosting/design and maintenance)
Skagway News (website servicing, digital camera)
Bernholz and Graham (public relations)
GCI Alaska (cell phones/service)
Cella Baker( of Fort Lauderdale) for $500 in kind services
Emily and Mark Nadeau of St. Augustine Florida for a $1,000 of in kind services
Mary Lou Belleman of Vero Beach (accommodations, food & transportation for 2 nights and part of three days in Vero)
Rick the Florida Wind Surfing Dude
Dave Herbig
Sockeye Cycle - bicycle
Kanoe People - canoe

Buckwheat Donahue's Heartbeat Trail walk and paddle is a fund-raiser for Skagway's Dahl Memorial Clinic, so it may acquire equipment that can help residents and visitors to our community. Buckwheat had several heart episodes in Oct. 2003 while passing through Juneau, Alaska. He was able to get to a hospital in time, but if he had been home in Skagway, he may not have survived. After that episode, he committed himself to walking, not only for his health, but to raise awareness for others, and to give something back to his community. He walked from Skagway to Whitehorse (110 miles), and then from Whitehorse to Dawson City in the Yukon (another 450 miles), and on Oct. 1 he began the Heartbeat Trail, a cross-continental walk and paddle that will take him from Florida to Alaska.

Donations can be made to the Heartbeat Trail through the Community Development Services fund of the Skagway Development Corporation.

The EIN for SDC-Community Develop ) non-profit] is 20-0122259; the DUNS number is 147372630.

Please send your checks to:
Heartbeat Trail, PO Box 1236, Skagway, AK 99840
Ralph Samuelson of Lake City, Minnesota invented water skiing here in 1922. On Lake Pepin which is why this town is called Lake City. He was pulled by a bi-plane. Now that's ballsy. Ralph was considered a screwball by some becuase of his questionable work ethics. Now who does that remind you of?

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