COLUMBIA — Walkers and their dogs will take steps in the fight against cancer at the second annual American Cancer Society Bark for Life of Boone County, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Stephens Lake Park.
“Bark For Life brings together dogs, their owners, friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups and people from all walks of life — all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back,” an American Cancer Society news release stated.
Participants can walk individually or as part of a team, and the goal is for there to be at least one team member on the pathway at all times. Most fundraising is done before the event, but sometimes teams hold fundraisers at campsites during the event.
The money raised will be used for many purposes, including supporting cancer research, developing new medicines, providing cancer patients with free wigs, transportation to treatment and lodging and publishing literature about cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control.
For more information or to get involved visit bark4life.org or call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.