Looking for something to do with your dog tomorrow? Well you are in luck because the 3rd annual Corona Bark for Life walk will take place tomorrow, April 28th, 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.” –RelayforLife.org/barkcoronaca
The Corona Bark for Life is a fundraiser event for the annual Corona Relay for Life (a 24-hour relay), which will be held May 19th - 20th at Santana Park.
The annual Corona Bark for Life is hosted and organized by mother and daughter team, Colleen Cain and Stephanie Gott, to honor the memory of over 11 family members who have passed away from cancer, including beloved husband and father, 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, andspreading 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 www.relayforlife.org/barkcoronaca
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 Assemblyman Jeff Miller of the 71st Assembly District (which includes Corona, Eastvale, Norco, and a few cities in Orange County). The event kicks off with the walk but it doesn’t stop there. There is plenty of fun to had after the walk including the agility course, doggy costume contests, vendors, food, adoptions, demonstrations and more. New this year to the festivities is the Doxie races, which are always fun to watch. The event is from 9a.m. – 3p.m. and the entry fee to join the walk 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 www.relayforlife.org/barkcoronaca or call (951) 283-9128.
If you can’t donate or participate you can still make a difference by passing on thisinformation 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.