Bark for Life offers opportunity to fight cancer
Canines care. Give hope. Save lives.
The fifth annual American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life – a canine version of Relay for Life – is set for Saturday, Nov. 8, at Tyrell Park, 5305 Tyrell Park Road, Beaumont. The non-competitive walk for dogs and their human companions, to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer, starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m., the walk, and entertainment to conclude at noon. The event will feature a fun-filled morning of activities, including the walk, demonstrations, contests, games, vendor booths, photos, snacks, silent auction, and more!
Participants are encouraged to register their dogs before the day of the event by visiting www.relayforlife.org/barkbeaumonttx, but can register the day of the event as well.
Canine companions represent unconditional love and have no judgments of human abilities or appearances. This event is a wonderful way to honor the care-giving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.
One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and everyone will be touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Even though tremendous progress has been made in the fight against cancer, there is still much more to do. By supporting Bark for Life, participants help the American Cancer Society safe lives, and that helps move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. “Bark for Life is a fun way for the whole family to take a stand against cancer, to offer encouragement to survivors, and a great way to help socialize dogs,” said Liza Waddell, Chair Person for Bark for Life.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.