Every year, people across the Northwest create fundraisers for Pride Foundation that inspire their communities to invest in equity and justice. Early in 2020, we were delighted to see donations from every corner of the country roll in on behalf of Quince Mountain under the punny hashtag #Igivearod. That’s when Quince and his team of lovable sled dogs set out from Anchorage, Alaska as competitors in the Iditarod—making Quince the first openly transgender musher to compete in the 1000-mile dog sled race.
The volunteer-driven #Igivearod fundraising movement organized around the Iditarod races of Quince and his wife, Blair, raised nearly $60,000 for Native-led initiatives, education, and LGBTQ+ communities in the Arctic, including Pride Foundation.
This historic first achieved by Quince and his sled dogs was a monumental, inspiring, and fun reason to come together around Pride Foundation—and we couldn’t be more grateful for people like Quince, who not only practice radical generosity, but inspire others to live that value too.
Originally printed in Pride Foundation’s 2019-2020 Gratitude Report