This event honors the care-giving qualities of our canine “best friends” and includes a dog walk and special activities and contests for dogs and their human companions.
Dogs and owners are invited to attend Bark For Life. The pre-event registration fee is $20 per dog/human team and includes a bandana and goodie bag for the dog and a T-shirt for the human.
The day of Bark For Life, the registration fee will be $25 per dog/human team.
Go to www.relayforlife.org /barkbradleytn to register or call 423-716-3366 for more information.
The event will begin with food vendors and pet photos from 2 until 2:30 p.m.
The Bark For Life ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m., followed by a dog walk and then fun activities such as musical dogs, best costume, cutest trick contest, biggest dog, smallest dog and more.
The top 12 dogs who raise money from now through Nov. 12 will be featured in a 2013 Bark For Life Calendar.
The first place dog will get the first choice of month in the calendar and the cover, the second place dog will get the second choice. Go to the website to register your dog and begin raising money to win a month in the calendar.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life honors the lifelong contribution of all canine caregivers. Canine caregivers are all canine companions, which include but are not limited to guide dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs, cancer survivor dogs, diagnostic dogs, who with their owners, are joining the American Cancer Society to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, to raise funds in support of cancer research, education, awareness, patient services and advocacy, and to help eliminate the suffering that cancer causes worldwide.
“Canine companions represent unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of human abilities or appearances,” said American Cancer Society Volunteer Paula Morfield.
“Bark For Life is a way to ‘take a bite out of cancer,’ smile, and make new friends, both canine and human, while supporting the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.”
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.
As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, the society fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
Volunteers save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, the American Cancer Society turns what it knows about cancer into life-saving action.
As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.
To learn more about the ACS or to get help, call any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.