Bark for Life!

by Charlene Morton

Before we moved to Murfreesboro, we took part in the The American Cancer Society Bark for Life event in Jonesborough -- Tennessee's oldest town, located in Northeast Tennessee. Taking place just a few short months after the loss of my dad to cancer, I was on a mission to raise awareness and funds for this event. My sweet Lola and I raised a good bit of money in my dad's memory -- so much so that she was one of 13 dogs to have her photo and story printed in the local Bark for Life calendar. The calendar was an idea specific to that area, BUT I have exciting news...

NASHVILLE is hosting the first annual Bark for Life event in the city! The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18th, and lasts until 2:00. Please make plans to be at Pavilion East and bring your canine companions! The day will be filled with vendors (including yours truly), live music, demonstrations, dog/owner contests AND prizes! Peace Love Paws Photography is indeed donating a prize!

I also strongly encourage you to register your dog prior to the event. It will save you lots of time, and you have the opportunity to start a team and raise funds. Entry into the event is free for humans and a $10 donation per dog. That donation will also land you and your pal(s) a goodie bag -- and who doesn't love a goodie bag?

Tell you friends, and let's make this a day to remember, as well as a regular annual event! Come say hello, can't wait to meet you.