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Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life

Bark for Life

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 on August 20, 2016 at Benicia Middle School, from 8am to 12pm. The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food, and doggie laps. 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,” said James Long from Pups N Purrz. “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 Benicia. 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.

To register, or for more information,
visit relayforlife.org/barkbeniciaca or call the
American Cancer Society at 707-720-0104.

About the American Cancer Society

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 US 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.