For years, it has been said that a dog is man's (or woman's) best friend. This phrase certainly holds to be true for cancer patients and their canine companions.
Studies have shown that dogs can serve an important caregiver role in one's fight against cancer.
Unfortunately, dogs can be affected by this disease as well.
Erin Weaver is the youth ambassador for the inaugural Bark For Life, scheduled for May 5 at Legion?Park in Hollidaysburg. She is shown with her dog,?Roxy.
For these reasons, Central Blair's Relay For Life is hosting its first Bark For Life, not only to honor these furry friends, but also to help raise additional funds for the 2012 Relay For Life on June 15 and 16.
Bark For Life will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Registration will be $10 per person and dog, and $5 per additional dog (up to three dogs total per person).
Each dog and/or human will receive a goodie bag with registration.
Area residents are urged to come out and walk their dog, walk in honor of their dog or just come to enjoy the festivities.
The day will include a Springer Spaniel dog expo, dog photo shoots, face painting and a Diesel Dawg appearance. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored by Dr. Brad Kissell of Lakemont Veterinary Clinic as the official Bark For Life veterinarian, Park Security Systems, Advanced Chiropractic, Foot of Ten Kennel, May's Kennel, Blue Knob Auto and Tractor Supply.
To preregister or for more information, contact Carrie Wilkinson at the American Cancer Society at 695-9232.