Canines will take part in Relay for Life |

Canines will take part in Relay for Life

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / David Monroe, D.V.M., of Sierra Veterinary Hospital and Kara invite the community to participate in the Canines for a Cure walk as part of the South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life.

Relay for Life brings together millions of people to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from the disease. At the South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life, scheduled July 28 and 29 at Kahle Community Park, canines will participate to help find a cure.

From 7 to 8 p.m. July 28 people may walk with their dogs in the Canine for a Cure walk. A registration fee of $10 includes a goodie treat bag and a Relay for Life bandanna. The fee provides much-needed funds to help with cancer research.

The sponsor of Canines for a Cure is Dr. David Monroe, a veterinarian at Sierra Veterinary Hospital. Monroe will provide the goodie bags as well as a doggy first aid station and water station during the event.

The South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life organizers invite the community to honor and remember canines who have won or lost their battle with cancer. They can do this by purchasing a Pet Luminaria Bag at Sierra Veterinary Hospital, 3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd., or the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 3079 Harrison Ave. The bags will be displayed during the Luminaria celebration at Relay for Life.

Canines may be registered for the Canine for a Cure hour during Relay for Life as well as by purchasing a Luminaria bag from the hospital or newspaper and from any Relay for Life team member.

For more information contact Denese Dunt at (775) 588-6455 or