American Cancer Society holds fourth annual Bark for Life event to help fight cancer


The American Cancer Society held its fourth annual Bark for Life fundraiser, which is a one-mile canine companion walk to honor both human and canine cancer survivors.

The heavy rain resulted in the event being moved indoors where there were different local vendors set up for the participants to enjoy.

Volunteer Coordinator Shelley Wolfe said this event is similar to the popular relay for life event but this time its all about the dogs.

“We wanted to do something for our dogs because I have a lot of friends that have a lot of dogs that we love and so we wanted to start something for them and we found out that American Cancer Society has an event for dogs there just wasn’t anything going on in this area, so we got with them and we just started this event about four years ago,” said Wolfe.

After the mile walk in the rain the dogs were able to dry off by putting on costumes to participate in the dog costume contest.

This fundraiser cost $15 to register and included free bandanas for the dogs. All proceeds from this event go to the Bark for Life organization.  

For more information on this organization and upcoming fundraisers, visit the Bark for Life website.  

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