The American Cancer Society’s inaugural Bark for Life Sonoma is an ACS mini-relay fundraising event to honor and celebrate the special canine companions who care and give hope to their humans.

The event will be held Sunday, May 4, at Ernie Smith Regional Park on Arnold Drive near Craig Avenue. Registration is at 8 a.m. The non-competitive walk around the park begins at 9 a.m. After the walk, enjoy refreshments and a short program. Participate in games, contests, and other activities involving dogs and their humans. There will be prizes.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but the heart of Bark For Life is the relationship between survivors and their canine companions. Anyone who has been close to a cancer experience and who has a dog in their life is invited to support the American Cancer Society. Registration is $10 donation for one canine and its human companion and sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

For details, email Josephine McGrane at