Bark For Life Events in New England

Greater Springfield, MA 2013 Bark For Life

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Bark For Life also celebrates the caregiving qualities of our four-legged friends. 

Registration runs $25 - $35, depending on when you register, with a promise to raise additional funds for the Society. Participants receive incentive items, such as bandanas and water bowls for their efforts.  

On May 4, the 3rd annual Bark For Life of Greater Springfield event gathered 500 participants at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA, and raised more than $42,000. This is the largest Bark For Life event held in New England. Watch 22 News / WWLP coverage of the inspiring event.

Vermont hosted Bark For Life events May 5 in Bennington County and May 17 in Chittenden County.  The Chittenden County event in South Burlington hosted dog friendly activities, including a parade and trick contest. Some 106 participants raised more than $7,000 for the Society. 

Maine held their first ever Bark For Life on May 19 in South Portland, attracting 150 participants and raising more than $11,000, and New Hampshire held its 5th annual Bark For Life at Board Field by Clark Pond in Auburn. More than 77 participants, representing 12 teams, raised more than $3,400. The weather was picture perfect, and contests included musical tails, best beggar, and look-alike.

Upcoming events include:

Sept. 14 - Bark For Life of Southeastern MA, Borderland State Park, Easton, MA
Sept. 21 - Bark For Life of Boston, DCR Paul Revere Park, Boston, MA
October 5 - Bark For Life of Greater Gardner, Coolidge Park, Fitchburg, MA
October 6 - Bark For Life of New London County, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT
October 13 - Bark For Life of Southington, Southington Drive-In, Southington, CT  
October 13 - Regional CT Bark For Life, Tarrywile Park, Danbury, CT
October 19 - Bark For Life of Berlin, CT, A.S. Labieniec Inc. - Pet Supply Store, Berlin, CT  
October 20 - Bark For Life of Winthrop/East Boston, Ingleside Park, Winthrop, MA