Thursday August 25, 2011
It was no ordinary walk in the park on Saturday, August 20 for the canines and their human companions who gathered at Technology Park in South Burlington for the second annual Bark For Life. The 1.5 mile walk, which honored the care-giving qualities of canine friends, raised $11,000 to support state-wide patient programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Eight cancer survivors were among the 130 participants who enjoyed a morning of exercise, contests, performances by Green Mountain Disc Dogs, and the popular watering hole where dogs cooled off under sprinklers and splashed in kiddie pools, escaping the sizzling summer heat.
“It was a great day in the fight against cancer,” said South Burlington resident Amy Deavitt, community executive with the American Cancer Society. ”Participants celebrated the bond they share with their four-legged friends while contributing to the mission of the American Cancer Society which will help save lives.”
Bark For Life was sponsored in part by The Crate Escape, Pet Food Warehouse and Play Dog Play.
Visit us at relayforlife.org/barkchittenden to make a donation, or find us on Facebook for more on this canine event to fight cancer.
SOURCE: American Cancer Society