Dr. Jose Acosomadiedo’s wise and compassionate canine has “barked” his support of the relay’s inaugural “Bark for Life” by stamping his paw-print on a certificate displaying his dedication to the fund raising event. The “Bark,” which will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at The Promenade in Kitty Hawk, will feature dog prizes, a doggie yard sale, dog and owner portraits, treats for dogs and owners, doggie massage, as well as dog activities and demonstrations. Patterned on The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life, the event is a non-competitive walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Advance Registration for Bark for Life is $10 per dog, limited to two dogs per family. At-the-door registration is $25 for one dog and $30 for two dogs.

Registration is available online by following the link provided at www.theobh.com, by phone at 252-449-9182, or in-person at The Promenade on event day 9:15 am. By supporting Bark For Life, participants help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays for us all – including our four-legged friends.

About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, and with programs in more than 20 countries, they fight for every birthday threatened by cancer in communities worldwide. ACS saves lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying people across the globe to join the fight. As a global leader in cancer research investment, they turn what we know about cancer into what they do.