Bark for Life event held at Westfield’s Stanley Park

22News reporter Ashley Afonso served as master of ceremonies.

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts Cancer survivors expressed their appreciation on Sunday to their pets which often provide much needed peace of mind.

This was Bark for life day at Westfield’s Stanley Park. Survivors and their pets strolled through the park symbolizing the bond between them.

The event also served as a fundraiser for the American Cancer society. Participation wasn’t limited to the survivors themselves.

“A friend of mine is a blood cancer survivor, and so we’re walking for him and we’re also part of a survivor journey which a nonprofit that’s basically a support group for cancer survivors and caregivers.”

22News was proud to show its support for this event. 22News reporter Ashley Afonso served as master of ceremonies.

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