Calling all dogs for Incline Village’s Bark for Life event |

Calling all dogs for Incline Village’s Bark for Life event

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Last year Mike the Dog was the top fundraiser for Bark for Life, a component of the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising event.

Mike was honored with the “Prestigious Paw Award” for his efforts in his fight against cancers both human and animal. This year Mike is a Bark for Life team leader, asking all dogs to participate by putting one paw in front of the other in an effort to “take a bite out of cancer.”

Donate to “Team Mike” directly at, from the main page click on teams and click on “Team Mike.”

Or find a purple donation bucket at Plumas Bank, Java Hut, Edge Lake, Kings Beach Liquor, or Hot Diggity Dog and Cat in Kings Beach.

Bark for Life

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of Canine Caregivers. This year‘s event is Aug. 2-3 at Preston Field in Incline Village. Start time is 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, ending at 9 a.m. on Aug. 3.

It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through canine companion partnerships and contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Families and their dogs come together and complete a one mile walk to honor the care giving qualities of their canine “best friends” and cancer survivors, with fun doggie events throughout the day.

Canine Caregivers are canine companions, guide dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs, cancer survivor dogs, and diagnostic dogs, who with their owners, will join the American Cancer Society as Relay teams. They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer though research, education, advocacy and service.

Canine companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivor’s abilities or appearances. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to “take a bite out of cancer” smile, and make new friends — canine and human.

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