The Relay for Life has been a big success in Rocky Hill in its six years of existence. One of the things the planning committee continually heard from the walkers was that they would have liked to bring their dogs.
That is why Bark For Life was created and will make an appearance in certain Connecticut towns, including Rocky Hill.
"We heard from people that they wanted to bring their dogs but Relay for Life is a no animals event," American Cancer Society Partner Lynn Kipphutt said. "Bark for Life is another way for the community to gather and stamp out cancer. The Rocky Hill community has been outstanding and I'm sure they will come out and support this as well."
The Rocky Hill community has the chance to join the American Cancer Society in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by participating in a Bark For Life event in October.
Dog lovers all over the state gather to honor the care giving qualities of their canine friends in a walkathon. Since dogs are not permitted at Relay For Life events, Bark For Life gives those who view their dogs as support systems a chance to raise money for the fight against cancer.
The two events in the area are:
Bark For Life of Central CT
Rocky Hill Dog Park, Elm Ridge Park, 376 Elm Street, Rocky Hill
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Bark For Life of Berlin
A.S. Labieniec Store, 817 Farmington Avenue, Berlin
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Walk begins at 1 p.m.
For more information or to register your dog for an event near you please visit
www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.