Saturday, June 14th event adds a twist to the American Cancer Society’s traditional Relay For Life event, serving as a fundraising activity to honor the care-giving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Photo WazMixPix / Everyone is invited to join us Saturday, June 14th for the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life of Clark County at Pacific Community Park in Vancouver, WA
The fight against cancer has gone to the dogs as the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life of Clark County takes place this June. Area pooches, with owners in tow, will take to the park to take a bite out of cancer. Bark For Life adds a twist to the society's traditional Relay For Life event, serving as a fundraising activity to honor the care-giving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society.
This noncompetitive one mile dog walk is planned for Saturday, June 14th, at Pacific Community Park. The event will include an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m., goodie bags, a Law Enforcement K9 demonstration, contests, raffles, prizes, giveaways and more.
Event organizers are still recruiting dogs and their owners to take part in this year's Bark For Life. To register visit www.clarkbark.org.
"Pet owners consider their dogs a part of their family, and they lend a great amount of comfort and support during a loved one's cancer battle," said Katy Myers, event chair. "Bark For Life is the canine counterpart to Relay For Life. It is a very family-friendly movement that celebrates our canine caregivers, just as we honor other family members who support their loved ones who are fighting cancer, during Relay For Life."
Funds raised through Bark For Life support the American Cancer Society's comprehensive cancer-fighting mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, to help people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis, to find cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery, to fight back against cancer by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
For more on Relay For Life, visit or the event sponsor www.cresa911.org