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October 7, 2013

American Cancer Society’s 4th Annual Bark for Life to be Nov. 2


The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT — Sit. Stay. Raise funds to fight cancer.

The fourth annual American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life — a canine version of Relay for Life — is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at Tyrell Park, 5305 Tyrell Park Road, Beaumont.

The non-competitive walk for dogs and owners, to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer, starts with registration at 9 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony. The event, which includes demonstrations, contests, and games, will run until 1pm.

People are welcome to attend with or without a canine companion, and do not need to take part in the walk to participate and enjoy the fun. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration may be done online at www.relayforlife.org and cost $25.

One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and everyone will be touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Even though tremendous progress has been made in the fight against cancer, there is still much more to do. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to not only support the causes of the American Cancer Society, but to also raise awareness of this disease that affects so many of us,” said Sharon Greene, Chair Person for Bark for Life.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

For more information about this event or the American Cancer Society, call (409) 835-2138 or visit www.relayforlife.org