Bark for Life at Riverstone
Riverstone will be the site of a canine-friendly fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Bark for Life of Riverstone, presented by Lake Olympia Animal Hospital, is a non-competitive walk for dogs and their humans. The event celebrates cancer survivorship and honors the care-giving qualities of four-legged companions while supporting the mission of the ACS. “Bark for Life is going to be a fun family day where people can come together to recognize the support, love and healing dogs can provide cancer patients,” said Nick Deacon, lifestyle director for Riverstone and the organizer of this event. The event will feature a short walk followed by canine performances such as the Houston Disc Dogs. Pup and family-friendly activities include a DJ, face painting, contests, inflatables, balloon twisters and food trucks, as well as vendors offering a variety of pooch-worthy items. “The goal is to raise $10,000 for cancer research and local area businesses have been generous,” said Deacon. “I’d like to thank Lake Olympia Animal Hospital and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Sugar Land for their support.” Registration for Bark for Life is a $20 donation for canines. Owners who register online can save $5 by using the code BARK2017. The first 500 people to register will receive a doggie bag full of goodies. Humans without dogs can attend at no charge and will have the opportunity to “Adopt a Dog for the Event” through the local animal shelters. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.