Bark for Life Set to Kick off in Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY- Every year, thousands join together in the fight against cancer at Relay for Life fundraisers nationwide. Saturday morning The American Cancer Society's Bark for Life fundraiser will be held at Memorial Park in Jefferson City at 8 a.m.

The event gives families an opportunity to walk a mile with their dogs and fundraise for the American Cancer Society.

The event will offer games and trick competitions for the dogs, as well as food and music for the families. Special demonstrations by professional canines such as therapy, rescue or police dogs will also be on the agenda for the day's events.

According to the American Cancer Society, many people do not have family or friends as their main support system, but instead rely on their canine for encouragement. This event presents an opportunity to recognize and honor those relationships.

Pre-registration details are available on the American Cancer Society website.