Bark for Life

Now in its eighth year in the Santa Clarita Valley, Bark For Life is a four-hour event to celebrate the healing companionship of our canine family during cancer treatment, or any stressful time of life.

The event takes place at West Creek Park in Valencia on Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and is $15 per dog ($10 for each additional dog) and includes a Bark For Life bandana and a PAWsome goody bag. You can also pre-register at www.SCVBark.org.

By starting a team you can bring your friends and family into the action with their dogs. Teams can get a “barking spot” to hang out together – just ask how. For more information, contact info@scvbark.org or call the American Cancer Society at 661-298-0886, option 3. Bark For Life™ and Relay For Life™ are events of the American Cancer Society (800-ACS-2345 or cancer.org).

This year’s Opening Ceremony speaker is Julie Visner, a longtime Bark For Life and Relay For Life participant. Julie is a multiple myeloma patient who knows the importance of that special bond with our four-legged friends during treatment. An avid animal lover, Julie is Team Captain of Bark team Mutts for Myeloma.

Myeloma is incurable and Julie has been in treatment continuously since her diagnosis on December 30, 2009. Even after a stem cell transplant, Julie will remain on chemotherapy for life. But with all these challenges, she still comes to Bark and Relay for Life every year.

For more information about the event or the non-profit organization, visit SCVBark.org.