Countdown to Bark For Life: Taking a bite out of cancer

Sorry cancer, you barked up the wrong tree!

In exactly 2 weeks (14 days, 336 hours), Bark For Life will take over High Park. Similar to Relay for Life, Bark For Life is a canine fundraising walk for people and their pooches to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

The event also celebrates dogs themselves, who provide love, comfort and support to those battling this nasty disease. For cancer survivors, this event is an opportunity to celebrate their own victory against the disease and acknowledge their dog’s role in their life.

I’ve always wanted to volunteer with the CCS but just couldn’t find the time. When cancer threatened to steal my time, I fought for it. Now I’m an active volunteer and a member of the PR/promo committee for this event.

After seven months of intense planning, promoting and approaching random people on the street, the big day is almost here! The response has been overwhelming. Pet stores, coffee shops, groomers all wanted to get involved and signed on as sponsors. Businesses have donated chew toys and other merchandise for prizes, samples of doggy treats and most important, their time.

If you live in the Toronto area and want to take a bite out of cancer, there’s still time. Head over to to register you and your pup now! We encourage all participants to raise a minimum of $150 to help the CCS support cutting-edge cancer research and provide community support for those living with cancer.

From puppy and people massages to free sips from David’s Tea, Bark For Life High Park is gonna be PAWesome!

If you’re interested in volunteering on event day, just let me know!



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