Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bark for Life

On Saturday, May 2, 2009 you are cordially invited to an American Cancer Society "Bark for Life" walk.

This event starts at 10:00 AM at the Sunbury Town Square, downtown Sunbury, Ohio.

The Bark for Life is a fund-raising event that will benefit the American Cancer Society and that will honor the care-giving qualities of our canine "Best Friends."

The ACS Canine Bark for Life honors the life-long contribution of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. Canine Caregivers are Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs, Diagnostic Dogs, and family dogs, who, with their owners, are joining the American Cancer Society as relay teams and participants 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.

Bark for Life Event Schedule & Activities (subject to change without notice):

10:00 – 11:00 AM Community Registration and Pre-Registration Check-In
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony and Blessing of the Dogs
11:15 AM Dog Walk Begins
11:30 AM Free Style "Dancing Dogs" Demonstration
Meet Genoa’s Firehouse Mascot "Blaze" the Dalmatian
Meet Luke, Hudson and Murphy, walking from Austin to Boston raising awareness about canine cancer.
Bubbles and Bows Groomer will be on hand for free nail trimming
Team Fundraisers, Raffles, vendors, Live DJ, food and much, much more!
11:00-4:00 RFL Community Yard Sale/Flea Market and Family Fun Fest!

To participate in the "Bark for Life" walk:
A $25.00 Registration can be paid the day of the event. Please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

Even if you cannot attend please consider donating. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information please visit their web site or contact Lea Jacobs at:

ACS Canine Bark for Life Participation Guidelines:

ACS Canines Bark for Life of Sunbury will include registered canine teams and canines from the community registered on the day of the Canine Bark for Life of Sunbury.
• The ACS Canine Bark for Life will be a 1 mile walk
• Water will be available on the walk and following the walk for canine participants
• Doggie clean up bags will be provided
• A veterinarian will be available at the site
• Site clean up will be the responsibility of the Canine Bark for Life volunteers
• All proceeds of the Canine Bark for Life are included in the ACS Relay for Life fundraising total.

There are 5 ways to be involved with the 2009 ACS Canine Bark for Life of Sunbury:

1. Create a canine team
2. Join a canine team
3. Participate through a people-team without joining a canine team
4. Sponsorships
5. Community Canine Bark For Life registration on the day of the walk at Sunbury Town Square

Look for the Relay for Life video on YouTube.

There's also a great article in the Sunbury News. And another on-line article here.

Registration and Q&A forms are available on their site.

1 comment:

elaine said...


Is there a canadian version or organization?