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A New Leash on Life

Pets can help to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and other related expenses. Events such as dog walks are a fun way for pets and their people to spend a day doing good work and being together.
Web Exclusives – May 3, 2019

This is the second in our occasional slideshow series, where we feature stories that focus on the ways that pets are an important part of our lives and how they often act as caregivers during times of illness.

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In addition to being wonderful companions, pets can also help to raise awareness and funds for research and other related expenses. Events such as dog walks are a fun way for pets and their people to spend a day doing good work and being together! If you’d like to learn more, see our article on cancer walks to see how to participate with your pup!

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    We recently dropped by an American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM event where we caught up with some of the 73 canine participants and their owners raising funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.

    If you’d like to participate in a similar fundraising event, see our cancer walks locator to find a walk near you.

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    “Hey! Is anyone coming to get me?? I’m ready for the walk!”

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    This team is raring to go! All 3 were adopted from area shelters.

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    Little 2-year-old Mia was a bit shy at her first big event. She made short work of the walking course though!

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    Something interesting caught Piper’s eye!

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    Lads and lassies came in their finest, ready to compete for top dog.

    Best Costume Contest

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    “Fight Like a Frenchie” team members Opie and Olive were dressed to the nines.

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    This gorgeous ginger-haired senior is ready for a close-up.

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    This wagonload of handsome guys rolled in. Romeo, a 15-year-old rescued Pomeranian, barks “hello” to passersby!

  • A New Leash on Life – 10

    The very ladylike Lunchbox stole the show from atop her pageant float.

  • A New Leash on Life – 11

    It was a cool and windy day, but 15 determined teams pulled together and raised over $14,000 for the American Cancer Society!

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Last modified: May 20, 2019

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