Video filmed by Marc Heft. Edited by Jesse Tarlton.
The Iditarod was inspired by the 1925 Race for Mercy or Serum Run, during which life-saving diphtheria serum was delivered to Nome via sled dog teams. All of the dogs were amazing, including the most famous, Balto. But it was Leonhard Seppala and a 12-year old, undersized husky, named Togo, who led a team five times further than any other sled dog team over treacherous, unchartered territory. Without Togo, the villagers of Nome would likely have perished. This blog post is part of TogoRun’s campaign to tell Togo’s untold story.
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Everywhere I look, global organizations are communicating the impact of urbanization on health. 2010 World Health Day launched a campaign, “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives”, encouraging cities to open up their streets for health activities. And the World Expo in Shanghai from May to October this year is centered on the theme “Better City, Better Life.” Continue reading