|Team Moon Dog Sled
|Congratulations to Pat Moon on his Russian International
Pat brought the Championship Cup home to Chicago!
The concept for Team Moon started after Pat returned from participating in
the 2006 Idita-Rider charity program. Pat won the opportunity to be the
"cargo" for the first twelve miles of the ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.
Immediately upon arrival home, Pat made the statement that he was going to
complete the Iditarod.
His journey would be more difficult than most who wish to accomplish such
a monumental odyssey. When Pat was fifteen, he was diagnosed with an
auto-immune disease, ulcerative colitis. This equates to his body attempting
to reject his lower intestinal system.
A disease such as this requires the patient to be diligent on diet, not become
over-stressed, and curtail activities to allow for frequent restroom breaks. In
February of 2009, Pat was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. On April
5, 2009, Pat became a qualifier for the 2010 Iditarod by placing 12th, in the
Alaskan Taiga 300!!
Pat's goal is not only to finish the Iditarod healthy, but to also prove to
anyone that has an illness or affliction that anything is possible.
1,049 Miles. Across Alaska. In the Winter.
With the constant support of his wife, family, and friends, this goal will be
attainable. Please take a moment, browse around, and smile. The Team
Moon message revolves around hopes, dreams, and desires.