The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 11, 2013

Milton Area Bark For Life event


The Daily Item

— MILTON — Brown Avenue Park in Milton will “go to the dogs” with the annual Milton Area Bark For Life from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27.

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers.

Canine caregivers are canine companions, guide dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs, cancer survivor dogs and diagnostic dogs, who with their owners, are joining the American Cancer Society as Relay teams.  They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

Canine companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors abilities or appearances. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to partner with your canine best friend, smile, and make new friends — canine and human.

Families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day and complete a one mile walk to honor the care giving qualities of their canine “best friends” and cancer survivors.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee $10 per canine. The first 50 registered dogs will receive a bandana and a goodie bag. The dog walk begins at 10 and will be led by the 2013 honorary chair, Dr. Brian M. Bietz, cancer survivor and owner of Waverly Kennels.  

Activities will include dog agility demonstrations by Wendy Rote, egg & spoon contest, musical chairs, Best Bark in the Park and dog adoptions. Have your photo taken with Scoop, the Standard-Journal’s news hound.

While there you can enjoy a lunch prepared by Miller Family Relay For Life Team, or visit any of the many vendors/sponsors, including: Animal Care Hospital, Warrior Run Petcare, Bason Coffee, Boof Biscuit Company, Waverly Kennels, Monica’s Heart Greyhounds, PSPCA Danville, Arthur’s Food Pantry.

The “Drive Out Cancer” Ford Mustang, donated by Selinsgrove Ford, will be on display. Raffle tickets for $1 each will afford you a chance to drive this car home on Sept. 28.

Vendors are still being accepted. To register at no cost as a vendor, or for more information, contact Sandy Muscarella at 742-7051 or sandymu@ptd.net or Amanda Alexander at 326-4149 or Amanda.Alexander@cancer.org