Bark for Life: Dogs, owners battle cancer – Youngstown News

The dogs participating in Sunday’s downtown Bark for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society ranged from a 7-pound Chihuahua to a 165-pound Italian mastiff.

Patterned after a similar event last year in Pottstown, Pa., Bark for Life was the first edition of what its local chairwoman, Jamie Szmara of Youngstown, plans as an annual event in Youngstown.

A scaled-down version of Relay for Life, Sunday’s four-hour event drew about 60 people and about 100 dogs to Phelps and Commerce streets for an observance that coincided with the annual National Cancer Survivors’ Day.

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