In 2020, Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (Chugach) philanthropy donations totaled nearly $350,000, with direct employee contributions lending significant weight to Chugach’s 2020 fundraising total. Chugach’s strongest employee-driven fundraising effort is the support our employees annually give to the Alaska Run For Women (AKRFW), and 2021 was no exception.

This year, 201 individuals joined Team Chugach and rallied together to raise $17,215 for the AKRFW to support the non-profit’s goal to defeat breast cancer while having fun and showcasing the talents of Alaska’s women athletes. With 201 team members, Team Chugach took home the AKRFW’s coveted first-place prize for Largest Team, and Team Chugach’s $17,215 secured the first-place win for Most Money Raised by a team. For more than half a decade, Chugach employees, families and friends who make up our team have taken home the first-place awards in these two categories. Over the life of the AKRFW, our generous team-member donations to the annual event have surpassed more than $105,000.

This year, Team Chugach faced some stiff competition. Two weeks before the conclusion of the race, we were in danger of losing our first-place status to the Jazzy Jaywalkers. But thanks to all of our incredible team members, Team Chugach rose to the occasion in the final leg of the race and secured first-place finishes for the sixth year in a row.

Competition is a great thing, especially when it inspires individuals and teams to do their best and raise money for cancer awareness and prevention. So congratulations to the Jazzy Jaywalkers and all of the other AKRFW fundraising teams for a race well run, and congratulations to our dedicated and loyal team members for edging to the front and breaking the ribbon at the finish line!

Thanks, again, to all the members of Team Chugach for doing your part and helping us build and improve the health of our community. To learn more about the AKRFW and how to make a donation to this life-saving cause, go to

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