Gary vs. the Alaskan Tundra

Always looking to defy limitations, our very own Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young is competing in an Alaskan dogsled race! He’s been working with Young Living Brand Ambassador and Alaskan dogsled race legend Mitch Seavey to train and learn the ins and outs of this iconic Alaskan sport.

Donate $50 to sponsor a mile

Gary’s drive to try something new—and something he’s always wanted to learn—is his way of celebrating life, wellness, nature’s beauty, and everything Young Living essential oils can make possible. Throughout his life, Gary has taken on new challenges and has tested his own limits. He is an example of someone who truly lives his life with a firm belief that all things are possible to those who work for it.

You can show Gary and the Foundation your support by donating $50 USD to sponsor a mile in the race and to help us rebuild homes for families in Nepal who are still recovering from the 2015 earthquakes.

Make your own donation today and get your teams involved to support the Foundation and Gary in his journey!

Benefiting Nepal to Rebuild Nepal

One hundred percent of every donation will go directly to the Foundation’s Rebuild Nepal project. It costs $5,000 to rebuild a home for a family living in the mountain village of Yarsa who are struggling to survive subzero temperatures in makeshift shelters. Our goal is to raise $50,000, so we can rebuild 10 homes!

Tustumena 200

January 27–29

Date: January 27–29
Location: Caribou Hills, Alaska
Distance: 200 miles

The Tustumena 200 is a 200-mile race through the Caribou Hills on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

After this race, Young Living will be holding an event to celebrate Gary’s accomplishment in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 31. Not only will Gary talk about his experience taking on a lifelong goal, but the event will also feature special guests, including Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey, professional football player Stevie Baggs, and Regional President of North American Sales Ben Riley.

Admission to the event is free, with the option of donating to the Foundation. Click here to register for the event.

Willow 300

February 3–5

Date: February 3–5
Location: Willow, Alaska
Distance: 300 miles

Hosted by the Willow Dog Mushers Association, the Willow 300 is a premier dog sled race in southcentral Alaska.

More about Rebuild Nepal

After visiting Nepal in January 2016, Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young became overwhelmed with the devastation that still exists in a nation that is slowly recovering from the devastating earthquakes in 2015. After seeing and experiencing the desperate need for homes to be rebuilt, Gary and the Foundation immediately put a plan into action. In Yarsa, a mountain village completely destroyed by the earthquakes, the Foundation is rebuilding 112 homes and 2 schools. In addition to rebuilding the primary school, we will also build the first-ever high school in the village, so students will no longer have to walk two hours each way to attend secondary school.