Area canines, with owners in tow will take to the track this summer as part of the American Cancer Society’s new Bark For Life event to dig up a cure for cancer. Bark For Life adds a twist to the Society’s traditional Relay For Life, serving as a fundraising activity to honor the care-giving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society. This noncompetitive walk is planned for June 2, 2012 at The East China Township Park and will include registration at 10:00a.m. An opening ceremony begins at 10:30a.m including a story of hope featuring Lisa Hulber the cancer survivor whose canine caregiver found her disease, followed by a special one mile walk a Silent Auction, pet/owner look alike contests, musical sits and other contest/ fun on-sight activities for dogs and children. The first 100 dogs will receive a beautiful bandana and goodie bag. Event organizers are still recruiting pooches and their owners to take part in this year’s Bark For Life. To pre- register, contact Bark For Life Chairman Carol Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/eastchinami for more information Funds raised through Bark For Life support the American Cancer Society’s comprehensive cancer-fighting mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, to help people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis, to find cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery and to fight back against cancer by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.