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Man’s best friends help fight cancer

We are letting the dogs out, with an event called “Bark For Life.” The goal of Bark For Life is to put cancer in the doghouse by raising funds for the fight against cancer.

Millions of people and pets are affected by cancer. On June 15, dog owners and their canine friends can join together to support the American Cancer Society – and have a fun morning in the Melvern Railroad Park with other animal lovers. Bark For Life will start at 10 a.m.  

052913boomerThe event includes all of a dog’s favorite activities, including a good walk, obstacle course, socialization with other dogs, pictures with your dog, prizes of all kinds, and a doggie bag of treats to go. But the fun isn’t just for the dogs. Dog lovers will enjoy food, fellowship and the opportunity to show off their canine companions; all while raising money for a great cause. There will also be guest speakers on grooming and canine health.

Who can participate in Bark For Life? Everyone with a dog, plus guide dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs and, of course, canine cancer survivors.

Canine etiquette at Bark For Life includes a maximum 6 ft. leash, current canine vaccinations, cleaning up after your pet, and respecting each canine’s space.

Registrants to Bark For Life will receive a human t-shirt and a canine dog tag. Registration cost is $25 for one dog and participant team; $35 for two dogs and participant team.

All proceeds will go to Osage County Relay for Life.

For more information and to register, contact Rhonda Beets at 785-383-5565 or Caron Ladehoff at 785-549-3294 or email Registrations will be accepted the day of the event.

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