Get Ready to Bark for Life in Portland This May!
Event Chair Kim Hansen contacted me recently to let me know that they’re going to barking and walking to bite cancer’s bum on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The walk kicks off at Bug Light Park in South Portland. Following in the pawprints of Bangor’s successful Bark For Life event last June, the South Portland event unites dogs, owners, and the public to remember and honor the dogs and their people touched by cancer.
At the tail-end of the walk will be a special lap for survivors, canines, and humans alike. Fun activities for human and pups alike include Gayle Hickok of Pawsitive Results K-9 Rehabilitation, Bobby Silcott of the Maine POM Project, Judy Moore of Canine Behavior Counseling, and demonstrations by Jill Simmons of Poetic Gold Farms.
The funds raised support local programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society plus educational initiatives and research in Maine, New England, and beyond. Registration is open to anyone and costs $20 per dog and owner team. For owners with more than one dog, registration is $40. Teams are strongly encouraged. It’s tons of fun, believe me!