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Bark for Life coming to Galveston’s Evia Fall Market! Proceeds from Bark for Life benefit the American Cancer Society Rela

Posted Oct 08 2010 1:54pm
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Galveston is going to be all about the dogs on Oct. 24 when the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Galveston hosts the Houston-Galveston area's first Bark for Life. Join Maria Todd, morning show host at Mix96.5 FM in Houston, and her dog, T, as they help lead the cause at Galveston’s Bark for Life. The dog-themed event is a project of the Relay for Life of Galveston, which raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. 

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Bark for Life is all about the dogs, who often are the silent caregivers to their human companions battling cancer. The event begins with a group walk around the lake at Evia, and the rest of the afternoon is when the real fun begins with games and activities, all focused on dogs. Expect carnival-like games such as Bobbing for Hot Dogs and a Dog Treat Walk (think cake walk, but with dog treats). There are also contests for the competitive dogs around. There's Halloween costumes, a Two of a Kind Look Alike contest and Put the Bark in Bark for Life Howling and Barking contest. We'll even reward the dog who raises the most money above and beyond the registration fee.
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Part of the event will be a pet marketplace featuring vendors offering goods and services aimed at dogs and dog owners. Across the street will be the vendors for Evia Market, so there will be plenty to do for the humans that day, too.

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Bark for Life is Oct. 24 in conjunction with the Evia Fall Market in the Evia neighborhood of Galveston. Look for the tent on Evia Main just across the street from the Sugar Bean. Registration begins at noon and the event is 1-4 p.m. Registration fees are for dogs only - $20 in advance or $25 on Oct. 24. Second dogs are $10 and there is a two dog per person limit. All dogs must be current on their vaccinations and must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please, no flexi-leads.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Locally, the American Cancer Society provides funding to researchers at UTMB, as well as the Look Good Feel Better program for patients undergoing current treatment, and the Road to Recovery program offering transportation for patients to and from their clinic appointments. For information about these and other American Cancer Society programs, call (800) 227-2345 or visit  www.cancer.org .

If you have questions, or for information about participating in Bark for Life with your dog or as a sponsor or vendor, contact Heidi Lutz at  MsHeidiLutz@gmail.com  or (409) 599-4562. 

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