They are there for every birthday, every laugh, and every tear. They are silent, constant companions who provide unconditional love and support in the dark hours of a cancer diagnosis. Dogs are the unnoticed caregivers who give a special kind of support for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life of the Lower Hudson Valley is a walk for dogs and their owners to fight back against cancer at Bear Mountain State Park on Sunday, April 28. Bark For Life is a way to celebrate our favorite canines, while raising funds for cancer research and patient services.
Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk around Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Dogs and their owners can visit with vendors, participate in various dog contests and other activities while enjoying a morning outdoors with the entire family. Contests include best dog costume, best dog trick, dog/owner look-a-like, and dog musical sit. “Bark For Life is a great opportunity to involve those four legged family members in the fight against cancer,” said Jen Nulle, Director of Special Events. “It gives us the chance to honor survivors, remember those lost and those who are still fighting, whether they are friends, family, or pets.”
To find out more about the Bark For Life of the Lower Hudson Valley, visit www.relayforlife.org/barklowerhudsonvalleyny or call 845-440-2521.