Friday, May 20, 2011

Paws for the ‘Bark for Life’ Event

Looking for something to do with your dog tomorrow?  Well you are in luck because the 2nd annual Corona Bark for Life walk will take place tomorrow, May 21st, at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona.  
What is Bark for Life?
“The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.” –
The Corona Bark for Life is a fundraiser event for the annual Corona Relay for Life (which will be held June 11th at Santana Park).  Hosted and organized by mother and daughter team, Colleen Cain and Stephanie Hoy, to honor the memory of many family members who have passed away from cancer, including father and husband, Bill Cain.  Bark for Life also honors the many service dogs who assist cancer patients and those who have passed away from cancer. 
Why should I help?
·         Approximately 1 out of every 3 women in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime.
·         Almost 1 of every 2 men in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime.
·         1 out of every 9 dogs in the U.S. dies of cancer each year.
·         Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease.

By supporting or participating in Bark for Life, you help the American Cancer Society raise much-needed funds and awareness to help save lives and reach their ultimate goal, which is to “create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

How can I get involved?

You can support the American Cancer Society Bark for Life by donating, participating, and spreading the word.  

By donating to the American Cancer Society you can provide support to cancer patients and their families in the community.  And with the proper funding, the American Cancer Society will be able to offer a broad range of essential programs and services at no cost to the recipient. To donate, log on to

To participate simply come with your dog(s) to The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at 2780 Cabot Drive in Corona.  This year’s Grand Marshall will be Shorty Rossi and Hercules (as seen on Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss”) and the Animal Planet will be filming their participation in the event. In addition, Mayor Stan Skipworth will be assisting with the opening ceremonies.   

The event doesn’t stop after the walk so be sure to check out the agility course, doggy contests, vendors, food, adoptions, demonstrations and more.  The event is from 9a.m. – 2p.m. and the entry fee is $20 for the first dog, and $10 for every immediate family dog after that. For more information, or to pre-register your dog, log on to or call (951) 283-9128.
If you can’t donate and you can’t participate you can still make a difference by passing this on
and encouraging your friends and family to support the cause in whatever way they can.  Every little bit helps and together we can make a difference and save lives.

No comments:

Post a Comment