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Area canines, with owners in tow, will take to the track at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 as part of the American Cancer Society’s new Bark For Life of Cole County event to dig up a cure for cancer.

Bark For Life adds a twist to the society’s traditional Relay For Life, serving as a fundraiser to honor the caregiving qualities of canine companions, while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society.

This noncompetitive walk will be held at Memorial Park and will include an opening ceremony with Professor Rebecca Johnson speaking about the special bond between a dog and its owner. It also will include a one-mile walk and vendor booths for local companies.

For more information, contact Molly Steinbeck at 573-635-4839, send an email to molly.steinbeck@cancer.org or go to www.relayforlife.org/barkcolecomo.

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