Photos from the 2021 Gunnar Iditarod Hope Ceremony that took place in Knik, Alaska (at trail marker One of the historic Iditarod Trail) on Monday, March 22, 2021.
Please support our amazing photographer and filmmaker Whitney McLaren by heading to this link and purchasing digital and physical prints from her Gunnar Iditarod Hope Gallery: https://wmphotography.pixieset.com/iditarodhope/
UPDATE: We also captured high-res video at the ceremony and are working on editing that all together into a nice narrative and package. Please be patient and follow us on Twitter @iditarodhope for more updates on the official ceremony video.
Helen and Jay Stassen, who with Gunnar Johnson are the founders and organizers of the Gunnar Iditarod Hope project. Mother and Father of Gunnar’s cousin, Benjamin, who died by suicide at the tender age of 21.