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Bark for Life set for May 14

Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food and a one-mile walk. Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

The Bark For Life event is an opportunity for people to celebrate canine companionship and fight back against cancer with their dogs. Every person who has been close to a cancer experience and has a dog in their life is invited.

The event is part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lawrence County. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking research, supporting education efforts, and providing free information and critical services for cancer patients.

Last year, more than 20,000 registered canine and caregiver participants at 300 Bark For Life events across the country raised $1.2 million.

Please join us on May 14 to experience a day of joy for and with our fur babies. Together we are making a difference in the fight against cancer one step at a time. Let’s walk it for one morning with our fur babies.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks, in part to our progress, nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year.

We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’re finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

 

LaChona Ferguson is the community manager for Relay for Life, East Central Division of the American Cancer Society. She can be reached at 740-708-5186.