Written by Australian Dog Lover 16:10:00 - 0 CommentsAfter a successful event in Melbourne, Bark For Life is coming to Perth in November and Cancer Council Western Australia is calling on all dog owners and dog lovers to be a part of it.
Bark For Life is also a chance to unite and celebrate cancer survivors, patients and carers, honour loved ones lost, and raise money to fund cancer research, education and support services for WA families.
Cancer Council WA’s cancer information and support services director Sandy McKiernan said there was “often a strong bond that exists between dog owners and their pets, and it’s been shown that dogs can provide invaluable support during a cancer experience”.
She said guests at Milroy Lodge in Shenton Park and Crawford Lodge in Nedlands feel the connection with their pets very keenly. “Often they’re away from their homes and their much-loved pets for long periods of time and miss the companionship that’s offered by their pooch. They’ll take every opportunity to have a cuddle with a pooch,” Ms McKiernan said.
The inaugural Bark For Life will include a group walk around the reserve, “pooch-perfect stalls”, as well as microchipping, vet checks, training demonstrations and an obstacle course.
Register or join a team for Bark For Life 2016 today!
Register with your best friend(s) to raise vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services and you will also receive a gift pack.
When: Sunday 13 November 2016, from 10:00am until 12noon.
Where: Paul Hasluck Reserve, Dalkeith, WA
Registration options: Owner and one dog: $40; Extra dog (extra neckerchief): $15; Walker only (No Dog): $10
To register, please visit www.fundraising.cancer.org.au
Registrations are also available on the day from 9.30am (gift pack not guaranteed).