Bark for Life fundraiser Saturday in downtown GH

A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will go to the dogs in Grand Haven on Saturday. A Bark for Life event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the Harbourfront Place parking lot in downtown Grand Haven. Additional Bark For Life events will take place June 4 and Aug. 13 in Grand Rapids, June 18 in Muskegon, and Sept. 17 in Rockford.
May 19, 2011


“Bark For Life is the canine counterpart to Relay For Life, a very family-friendly movement,” explained Victoria Andrews, event development coordinator for the American Cancer Society. “Cancer patients often receive a great source of comfort from their pet during their cancer journey. These events celebrate our canine caregivers, just as we honor other family members who support their loved ones who are fighting cancer during Relay For Life.”

Event organizers are still recruiting pooches and their owners to take part in the events. Registration is $20 for the first dog, which includes a purple Bark For Life bandana. Individual fundraising is encouraged.

To register, call Andrews at 616-530-4031 or e-mail; or visit and select the event in your community, and click on the “Bark For Life” tab.


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