Race for a Drug Free Community

In 1997 my family suffered a major loss when my brother, Jason Hyduk, died a tragic drug related death. 

My father made it his life's mission to ensure that no family would suffer the same loss we did and dreamed of a drug free community.  

 To honor his memory my father, Kevin Hyduk, proudly assisted in establishing the Marion Police Department’s K-9 Unit. He was forever giving of time and contributions to see that it continued; until his death in April of 2010.  

In their honor, I am running the LA Marathon on March 15th and continuing my father's efforts in raising money for the Marion Police Department's K-9 unit.  

The unit consists of three Belgian Malinois; two trained specifically for narcotics detection and one for bomb/firearm detection. All dogs are also trained to conduct building searches, assist in tracking/apprehending suspects, and other general patrol functions. Ongoing costs include training, veterinary expenses, equipment and supplies, and replacement of dogs when necessary. 100% of all money raised will go directly to the K-9 unit of Marion.  

 With each training step and breath, my goal is to follow in my father’s footsteps and help raise funds and support the K-9 unit of Marion,Iowa! 

                     Thank you so much for your support,
                                        Taryn Hyduk-Burger
  • In memory of Kevin and Jason Hyduk 
    • $389 (Offline)
    • 79 mos
  • Pat and Debbe Doyle 
    • $75 (Offline)
    • 79 mos
  • John and Kat Cairnes 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 81 mos
  • Roxann Martinek 
    • $20 
    • 82 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 82 mos
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Taryn Burger 
West Palm Beach, FL
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