Salute Togo: the Unsung Hero of the 1925 Race for Mercy
Honor Togo, a heroic Siberian Husky and the untold story of the Race for Mercy, with the recognition he deserves. Join us, and others, to have this remarkable canine permanently recognized with his own statue in Central Park!
Many may have heard of the 1925 Race for Mercy, commemorated by the annual Iditarod race, when sled dog teams were the only hope to deliver life-saving serum over 600 miles of treacherous ice, in minus 85°F and in blinding snow to Nome villagers. Many also may have heard of a dog named Balto, who ran the last leg of the race and is honored with a monument in Central Park.
But the untold story of that race is about Togo, an undersized husky known for his unrivaled speed, unbounded energy and uncanny navigation over uncharted territory. Togo took on the most treacherous segment of the relay race and covered over 350 miles – more than five times the terrain of the other teams.
Togo may not have been the one who crossed the finish line first, but he was the one who made that last lap even possible.
As a global health and wellness communications agency, we love Togo’s untold story, especially as an allegory for the breakthroughs that are being forged by our clients every day. Uncovering and telling these stories is our specialty. Uncharted territory doesn’t scare our clients and it doesn’t scare us. It makes us stronger and more determined than ever to beat the odds, go the extra mile, enhance and save lives and make the world a healthier and happier place.
Togo should have his own statue in Central Park!