You could say it wasn’t a “ruff” day for the “Bark for Life” walk to fight cancer at Genesee Valley Park Saturday.
 
The event is similar to the American Cancer Society’s, “Relay for Life,” but walkers are able to bring their canine companions along. Organizers created the event after many “Relay for Life” participants were unable to bring pets to most venues. Jillian Ference, the Community Manager of Bark for Life Rochester says, “For anyone who is an animal lover, or has pets know that a lot of times when you are going through something hard in your lives, your pets are just as big a support as the human family members, and so, that’s kind of how ‘Bark for Life’ was born.” 
 
The annual event helps the American Cancer Society’s research, as well as local programs and services for cancer patients and families in Rochester.