The American Cancer Society held its annual Bark for Life event Saturday, bringing hundreds to raise funds and celebrate their four-legged best friends.
The event, which benefited the American Cancer Society, featured all types of doggy-related entertainment such as bacon-flavored bubbles, bobbing for hotdogs, and a licking contest.
Bark for Life is a “feeder” for another American Cancer Society event, Relay for Life, which is held at Central Park each year in May.
Dogs are not allowed at Relay for Life because many of that event’s attendees are in treatment, therefore Bark for Life was created.
“(We are) celebrating animals and how they help us through things like cancer,” said Teresa Kerr, Event Chair.
“They’re always there for you and they just seem to sense that you need them, they’re such a great support system.”
The event raised over $12,000 for the American Cancer Society, exceeding their $9,000 goal.