Take A Bite Out Of Cancer At Bark For Life Riverstone, Feb. 25
Fundraiser For American Cancer Society Will Celebrate Cancer Survivorship
Canines and their humans are invited to help take a bite out of cancer during Bark for Life, being held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Presented by Lake Olympia Animal Hospital, the noncompetitive walk takes place at The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Boulevard, and will offer a variety of family- and dog-friendly activities. The event will feature a short walk followed by canine performances such as the Houston Disc Dogs. Activities include a DJ, face painting, contests, inflatables, balloon twisters and food trucks — as well as vendors offering a variety of pooch-worthy items.
Registration for Bark for Life is a $20 suggested donation for canines. Owners who register online can save $5 by using the code BARK2017. The first 500 people to register will receive a doggie bag full of goodies. All participants will receive a Bark for Life dog bandana. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
The event celebrates cancer survivorship — human and canine — and honors the caregiving qualities of four-legged companions while supporting the mission of the ACS.
“Bark for Life is a dog-friendly version of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life,” said Nick Deacon, lifestyle director for Riverstone and the event leader for Relay for Life. “It’s going to be a fun family day where people can come together to recognize the support, love and healing dogs can provide cancer patients.”
The goal is to raise $10,000 for cancer research. Deacon has already signed several sponsors. “Area businesses have been very generous,” he said. “I’d like to thank Lake Olympia Animal Hospital, which takes great pride in providing the best possible care for their canine patients, and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Sugar Land, which recently held its re-grand opening under new ownership.”
Humans without dogs can attend at no charge, but they won’t have to stay dog-free for long.
“We encourage everyone to attend, even if they don’t have dogs,” Deacon said. “We are working with local shelters to offer the opportunity to adopt a dog for the day. The goal is for them to fall in love with the dog throughout the course of the event and hopefully give it a forever home.”
Bark for Life is one event leading up to the Relay for Life Fort Bend, a signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society that takes place from noon to midnight, Sat., April 1, at Edward Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.
Bark for Life is just one of the many charitable events Riverstone hosts throughout the year. The top-selling community offers a range of homes priced from the $300,000s, a full slate of amenities and access to Fort Bend ISD schools.
Visit relayforlife.org/barkriverstonetx for more information about Bark for Life or to register. For more information about Riverstone, visit riverstone.com.