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Got this from the American Cancer Soicety: Dogs of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners and meet other dogs at the American Cancer Society’s 19th annual Bark for Life on Sunday, May 2, in Riverside Park at West 108th Street in Manhattan. Take a stroll around Riverside Park with hundreds of dogs and their owners and enjoy the celebration of our four-legged loved ones. Together,
we’ll celebrate canine caregivers (companion, guide, diagnostic, rescue, police, therapy, and service dogs among others) because they help us through our darkest hours showing us unconditional love and security without judgment. More details and registration info after the jump…

Bark for Life is a non-competitive walk-a-thon and festival for hundreds of New York City dogs and their families. The sponsors of this year’s walk include Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, Modern Dog Magazine, Fido Friendly, The Bark, and Q104.3. The money raised by the participants at Bark help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. Last year, the event rose more than $170,000 and more than 1,500 dogs and humans joined in the fun to fight cancer.

The walk begins at 10 a.m with celebrity guests Rescue Ink! There will also be contests such as My Dog is Cuter than Your Dog and Best Costume. Various paw-friendly activities are scheduled until 1 p.m., and vendors will be on site. Participants are welcome to remain after the event to enjoy the beauty of Riverside Park.
Register now! Registration is $20 and includes a “doggy bag” full of goodies. Register on-line at RelayForLife.org/NYCBark. You can also register by mailing or faxing a registration form that can be found in a Bark for Life brochure a various pet service locations throughout the city. Day-of registration will take place at the Registration tent, located at Riverside Park and West 108th Street between 9 and 10 a.m. on May 2, rain or shine.

For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org/NYCBark.

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 7:00 am by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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For most animal lovers, pets are members of the family. They carry around pictures in their wallets and schedule vacations with pets in mind. This blog takes a look into the world of a pet owner: the good, the bad and the just plain obsessive.

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Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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