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The Bark Is Back in the Fight Against Cancer

From Chihuahuas to Mastiffs, Bichons to Labradoodles, dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds have been gathering annually, owners in tow, for the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of the Wissahickon Valley. And they will be back again this year.

Susan Brint, of Erdenheim, with Molly and Brady at their second Bark For Life. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

Susan Brint, of Erdenheim, with Molly and Brady at their second Bark For Life. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

WHEN

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10am to 12:30pm

WHERE

420 Militia Hill Road
Fort Washington State Park
(Militia Hill Area – Lot #1)

ABOUT

Lani McCrossin, of Oreland, and her dog, Bindi, at the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life last year. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

Lani McCrossin, of Oreland, and her dog, Bindi, at the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life last year. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

A warm and welcoming event for people and their pooches, Bark For Life includes a one-mile dog walk, an obedience demonstration and a host of contests and games. There are also pet vendors with canine crafts and services on display, as well as raffle (or “ruff-le”) baskets filled with all kinds of enticing items. New this year is a doggy costume competition, with the winning dog being crowned “Cancer-Crushing Canine.”

Bark For Life is an opportunity to thank the dog in your life for all that unconditional love by sharing a special morning together in the park. It is also a chance to partner with your pet in the fight against cancer because the proceeds from Bark benefit the American Cancer Society.

Bark For Life also welcomes the participation of businesses or nonprofit organizations that cater to canines – or to the people who love them – including vets, groomers, trainers, crafters, pet stores, rescue organizations and more.

Set up under a pavilion, Bark For Life is a rain-or-shine event, held at the Militia Hill Area, accessed through the Joshua Road entrance to the park.

Sora, a Boston Terrier from Oreland, at last year’s Bark For Life. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

Sora, a Boston Terrier from Oreland, at last year’s Bark For Life. Photo courtesy of Greg Mitchell.

Visit our registration page to register for Bark.

For more information, contact:
Pam Snyder (215-582-8865 – pamtsny@hotmail.com)
Brittany MacLeod (215-985-5339 – brittany.macleod@cancer.org)