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Bark for Life aims to take 'bite out of cancer'

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The American Cancer Society is bringing back a fun event to the Rocklin community. The Bark For Life mini-relay, scheduled June 11, presents an opportunity for dogs and people to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. Local dogs, with their owners, will join teams or participate individually to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people and dogs lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of a cure. Dogs are more than just “best friends.” They are companions, service dogs, guide dogs, rescue dogs, police dogs, therapy dogs, and diagnostic dogs all... who provide the unconditional love, joy, and security... without judgment. Many of the participants, both human and canine, are cancer survivors or have been touched by cancer in some way. This serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease and that we can actually help our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by cancer. Opening ceremonies, including a lap dedicated to celebrate and honor all cancer survivors – human and canine - will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Johnson-Springview Park and will end with a short Bite Back Closing Ceremony at noon. The public is invited to attend. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For 24-hour cancer information, please call 1-800-ACS-2345, available seven days a week, or visit. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will receive all funds raised by the canine teams, Bark For Life participants, and community contributions. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to “take a bite out of Cancer.”