Media Advisory - Tell Cancer It Barked Up the Wrong Tree!

Join us (and our canine friends) at an event to fight human cancer!

TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - Bark For Life is a fun walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society. Bark For Life also aims to promote healthy living, including physical activity through dog-walking, to help reduce the risk of cancer. Through Bark For Life, the Society offers the opportunity for others to share cancer survivor and caregiver stories, since dogs can be considered a type of caregiver as they provide loving supportive companionship to their owners facing cancer diagnosis and treatment. Brad Pattison, host of 'At the End of My Leash' on the Slice network and best-selling author of 'Brad Pattison Unleashed' has picked a fight with cancer as Honorary Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society's 2010 Bark For Life event and will be in attendance at this event.

This inaugural Bark For Life event is also proud to be an official Toronto Pride affiliate event.

Join us as we fight back against cancer with our four-legged loved ones at www.cancer.ca/barktoronto


WHAT? Bark For Life - A Canine Event to Fight Cancer

WHO?
Canadian Cancer Society representatives and volunteers
Brad Pattison, host of "At The End Of My Leash" (Slice Network)

WHEN?
Saturday, July 3, 2010
10:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies

WHERE?   Allan Gardens, Sherbourne St. and Gerrard St. East

Photo Opportunities:

  • Cancer fighters both human and canine join together to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer!
  • Brad Pattison, author of the new top-selling book 'Brad Pattison Unleashed' and Honorary Chair of the 2010 Bark For Life event poses with dogs and their owners to 'tell cancer it barked up the wrong tree' in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

About the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.


SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

For further information: For further information:

or to book an interview opportunity, please contact:

Sherry Lamb Bryanna Baker
Senior Manager, Special Events Senior Coordinator, Relay For Life
Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society
416-323-7131 416-323-7022
slamb@ontario.cancer.ca bbaker@ontario.cancer.ca

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