“Bark for Life” American Cancer Society Fundraiser Held at Morrow’s Meadow

A scene from Saturday's "Bark for Life." Photo by: Jay Garrison

By: Jay Garrison—

By 9am on Saturday, Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown had gone to the dogs. Literally, this time, giving that phrase a positive connotation.

Delaware County’s third annual American Cancer Society Bark For Life, hosted by Midwest Homes For Pets, raised funds and honored the care-giving qualities of our canine “best friends.”

At Bark For Life, families and their dogs came together for a few hours to celebrate cancer survivorship (human and canine), to honor those that have been lost to cancer, and to fight back against that dreaded disease.

“We are thrilled to have had another successful Bark For Life event in Delaware County,” said event organizer Tara Whitehead. “We had a wonderful turnout and we loved having so many families come together with their dogs to honor cancer survivors and celebrate their canine companions.” 

The event was filled with family-friendly activities, music, food, contests and doggie demonstrations. Among the more popular attractions was the doggie kissing booth and Dorothy and the Scarecrow with Toto.

“This would not have been possible without our sponsors, booth vendors, donors, and volunteers who gave dollars, energy, and time to this great cause, and we also thank the Town of Yorktown for allowing us to host this event at beautiful Morrow’s Meadow,” said Whitehead. “To all Bark For Life participants, thank you for your support of the American Cancer Society and we hope to see everyone again next year.”

Photos from Saturday’s event are below. Click any thumbnail to start a clickable slideshow. Photos by: Jay Garrison