Source: Valley Roadrunner

American Cancer Society to hold “Bark for Life” Sept. 21 at Bates

July 26, 2013

The first ever Bark for Life event in Valley Center will be held Saturday, Sept 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Bates Nut Farm. Registration opens at 8 a.m. the walk begins at 9 a.m.

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to partner with your canine best friend and make new friends — canine and human. Families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day and complete a one-mile walk to honor the care giving qualities of their canine “Best Friends.”

The event will honor canine caregivers such as guide dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs and cancer survivor dogs who with their owners are joining the American Cancer Society as Relay teams. They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

A spokesman for the event told The Roadrunner: “The advantage of the BARK is that we have fun fundraising with our best buddies — our dogs! There will also be doggie games and a dress up contest, doggie demos, food and vendors.

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