Bark for Life is a great way to give back
Though a world without cancer may seem like a pipe dream, it is something that is obtainable. It is something that everyone should come together and fight against anyway they can, because you never know when it might affect you.
I found out on Tuesday that a close family friend had lost her battle against cancer.
It is hard to process because not even six months ago she was up and about, attending parties and activates. She seemed perfectly fine. Then she found out she had cancer, and though I believed her cancer was something she was going to be able to fight and recover from, it spread to the bone and I guess things don’t always work out the way they should.
After this week, I am reminded just how important fighting for a cure is. It is why I am even more excited now to participate in an upcoming event in Lockport … Bark for Life.
This annual event will take place Sunday, Aug. 5 in Day Road Park. Any type of dog and their owners are invited to come out and participate in a non competitive walk event in support of cancer research and those who have struggled, are currently struggling or have lost their life to this horrible disease.
So on Aug. 5, I will be there with my dog Nipper. She will most likely be dressed in some silly outfit for the costume contest portion of the event, taking place at 10:30 a.m. My cat Sheldon has also be entered into the Kutest Kitty Kontest, where people at the event can put in money to vote for the “cutest cat,” with all of the money going to the American Cancer Society.
The event will also feature a basket raffle, contests, games and demonstrations. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.
Lockport is really great with supporting cancer research and the American Cancer Society.
The annual Relay for Life event, which is held every June in Lockport, is the biggest in Western New York. It raises thousands and thousands of dollars, helping to bring us one step closer to a world without cancer. There is also the annual Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk, which also brings in thousands.
So for everyone looking for something to do on Aug. 5, come out to Day Road Park and bring your four-legged friends to continue to help fight to find that cure.