Dog owners and pets fight cancer together


Bark For Life, an event hosted by the American Cancer Society, will bring dog owners and their pets together in the fight against cancer on May 17. This non-competitive 1.5 mile walkathon will raise vital funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating the special bond between people and their dogs.

Bark For Life of Chittenden County will take place at Technology Park, South Burlington.  Registration will start at 5 pm.  In addition to the scenic walk, the event will feature a variety of fun activities for dogs and owners alike, such as a training demonstration, an owner/dog look-a-like contest, and a dog trick contest. There will also be prizes for the top fundraising dogs. Team photos will take place at the Whale Tails!

Bark For Life is a community event that will honor the caregiving qualities of our canine friends. “We know that many dog lovers have experienced cancer firsthand,” said Mary Donald-Abair, Bark For Life 2013 Chair. “Bark For Life is an opportunity for people to join the fight against cancer while also acknowledging how much our dogs do for us.”

Both teams and individual walkers are welcome. Advance registration is $10 per person/dog with the commitment to raise additional funds for the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society. All registered dogs will receive a Bark For Life bandana, while participants who raise at least $100 will get a Bark For Life T-shirt.

To sign up for Bark For Life, or for more information, call Amy Deavitt at the American Cancer Society at (802) 872-6316 or visit

All donations fund the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society: to help you stay well, help you get well, to find cures, and to fight back.

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