Admin

Posted by

Jodi Hersey Jodi Hersey
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
edge staff writer

Share

More participants needed for Greater Bangor Bark for Life event

Rate this item
(0 votes)

BANGOR - The third annual Greater Bangor Bark for Life event is less than a month away, and more participants and teams are needed in order to make this American Cancer Society fundraising event the most successful one yet. So far, 13 teams have registered to participate including Team Wolf Pack.

"There's at least a dozen people on the team and four dogs. They're all people I work with at Hannaford or my family," said Barbara Bruns, Team Wolf Pack captain. "Going to Bark for Life is so fun. The atmosphere there and all the dogs just makes you feel like there's hope."

Greater Bangor Bark for Life is a three hour event that brings together cancer survivors, their caregivers and loved ones (both two and four legged) while remembering and honoring those who have passed away from the disease. Those who attend mingle, visit pet themed and community vendor booths, and take in a bite to eat before walking one lap around the Hollywood Casino Racetrack with their dogs. Participants are encouraged to raise funds leading up to the event with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's efforts to find a cure. Team Wolf Pack has been the top fundraising team two years in a row.

"We try and think of different things to do to fundraise year round," explained Bruns. "We did a yard sale and collected $700. We did a silent pie auction and raised $1,000. We do craft fairs, raffles, and we even made Mother's Day baskets this year and put them in our break room to sell."

Bruns is passionate about Bark for Life and works hard to raise awareness about the event because she knows firsthand what it is like to lose a loved one to the disease.

"My sister passed away five years ago from cancer. She was 42 and loved dogs," said Bruns. "I've attended Relay for Life before but 'Bark' is just so different. It is only a few hours and is so worthwhile for anyone that's involved or loves animals."

'A Waggin' Walkers' is another team participating in this year's event. Team captain Elizabeth Tilton has come up with her own unique way to raise funds for the cause.

"I will be cutting and donating at least 12 inches of my hair," said Tilton. "I recently watched a man lose his hair through treatment and I can't imagine, as a woman, the feeling of losing my hair on top of that battle. This is something I can do to ease someone else's burden."

This year's event will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino Raceway off Main Street. Those who would like to get involved are encouraged to register online at www.relayforlife.org/barkbangor. Each registrant will receive a T-shirt for themselves and a bandana for their canine companion. Teams can consist of as few as two people or as many as 100.

"Each person has their own story about how their life has been changed by cancer. [Bark] is an event that doesn't require a huge time commitment, is fun and makes people really want to be involved," said Tilton.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 06:35

22 comments

  • Comment Link Blondell Friday, 15 December 2017 09:57 posted by Blondell

    Great site you've got here.. It's hard to find high quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  • Comment Link Kristal Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:26 posted by Kristal

    I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking
    for new details about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  • Comment Link Bernadette Friday, 01 December 2017 03:25 posted by Bernadette

    It is perfect time to make a few plans for the
    long run and it is time to be happy. I've
    learn this submit and if I may just I desire to recommend you few fascinating things or tips.

    Perhaps you could write next articles relating to this article.
    I desire to learn more things about it!

  • Comment Link Dianne Wednesday, 29 November 2017 07:55 posted by Dianne

    This info is priceless. Where can I find
    out more?

  • Comment Link MiguInnone Friday, 24 November 2017 04:09 posted by MiguInnone

    Propecia Dosis Calvicie Abilify From Mexico Glyburide buy viagra online Best Price Propecia In Uk

  • Comment Link Marco Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:37 posted by Marco

    Hurrah! After all I got a web site from where I be able to actually get helpful facts concerning my study and
    knowledge.

  • Comment Link Mike Tuesday, 07 November 2017 17:26 posted by Mike

    Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was
    wondering which blog platform are you using for
    this site? I'm getting tired of Wordpress because I've had problems with hackers
    and I'm looking at options for another platform.
    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  • Comment Link Parthenia Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:53 posted by Parthenia

    A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I think that you ought to write more about this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don't talk about these subjects.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  • Comment Link Amelia Tuesday, 31 October 2017 01:33 posted by Amelia

    What's Happening i'm new to this, I stumbled upon this I've discovered It
    absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I'm hoping to contribute & assist different
    customers like its aided me. Good job.

  • Comment Link Bernice Friday, 27 October 2017 01:55 posted by Bernice

    hi!,I love your writing very so much! share we keep up
    a correspondence more approximately your article on AOL?
    I require a specialist in this area to solve my problem.
    Maybe that's you! Taking a look forward to look you.

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 Next > End >>

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.
Basic HTML code is allowed.

Advertisements

Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine