Jurassic Bark: Making Cancer Extinct
ACS fundraiser is a howling good time
Dogs will be enjoying tricks and treats at Jurassic Bark in the Dark Northwoods Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at Dr. John’s Dog and Cat Repair, 1100 US Hwy 45 in Eagle River. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
A traditional part of Bark for Life events, is the Blessing of the Animals for those wishing to participate, and it begins the event. This year the blessing will be delivered by Rev. Topher Mehlhoff of the Union Congregational Church in Three Lakes and United Church of Christ in Rhinelander. There will be a variety of games and costume contests, a short and pleasant nighttime Glow Walk and more.
Participating dogs will receive a trick or treat bag with goodies, as well as a pet bandana. Owners will receive a Jurassic Bark logo, wicking-style t-shirt with their registration. The shirts are available while supplies last. Others attending with the registered pet, wanting another shirt, can get them for $13 each. Entry into the activities, games and contests is included with the paid registration. Dogs should be on 6-foot non-retractable leashes and up-to-date on shots.
The three categories for the costume contest are: In theme of Jurassic Bark; dog only in (any) costume; and the couple’s contest where the dog and owner are dressed for the fun. Prizes will be awarded for winners of the costume contest and games. For those who do not want to dress up, there are still plans for plenty of fun! All Bark for Life events are for those who love dogs, have dogs or just admire dogs. Don’t have your own dog? You are still invited to come and enjoy the fun.
Veterinary technicians from the clinic will be available to do nail trims for cooperative dogs and a professional photographer from Foxwood Artistry, will do pet or pet and owner portraits in a harvest theme. Both services are available for a donation to the American Cancer Society Bark in the Dark event. There will be glow necklaces for the dogs and participants to illuminate them during the walk. There will also be several raffle items and a signed Green Bay Packer football to help raise additional funds. Order forms for the popular cheese sale fundraiser will be on site for last minute orders. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided for all.
On the day of the event, registration & check-in will start at 5:30 p.m. and day of event registration will be $25 for a dog and owner, with $15 for an additional dog. To register or receive additional information, contact Diane Geis at 715-891-2061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is also available on the website at www.RelayForLife.org/BarkNorthwoodsWI. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Society has invested more than $4.3 billion inresearch since 1946 and have funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.
In addition to the support of the community, Bark For Life events are also supported by many local businesses and organizations. Some of this year’s sponsors include: presenting sponsor, Northern Paws Animal Hospital; host sponsor Dr. Johns Dog & Cat Repair, the Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary, Fox Wood Artistry and Ripco Credit Union.