American Cancer Society's Bark For Life Event

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bark for Life is an event to celebrate cancer survivorship. It's a fundraiser in support of cancer research and also recognizing our pets who provide so much love and care to those fighting cancer.

Laura Johnson, the event co-chair, Dr. Maria Garrett with Greensboro Veterinary Hospital and her husband Jonathan Garrett joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the fifth annual American Cancer Society Bark For Life of Greensboro fundraising event.

The event honors the care-giving qualities of our canine caregivers, explained Johnson.  They are Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs and more.

"Dogs with their owners will join the American Cancer Society as Relay teams and participants celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, to fundraiser in support of cancer research, education, awareness, patient services, advocacy, and to help eliminate the suffering that cancer causes worldwide," she said.

Last year's event brought together 160 dogs and their owners and raised close to $20,000. 

The 2013 event is on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Country Park in Greensboro.  The meet-up spot is at Shelter 1 on the North Lawndale Drive side.  You can register online today by clicking here.  You can also sign up the day of the event.

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