4 Your Community: Zionsville doggy daycare owner hosts event to benefit American Cancer Society

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (Sept. 11, 2015)-- This weekend, a Zionsville business owner is turning to the dogs to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

There’s barely a quiet moment for Ray Bridges. He owns and operates For The Dogs doggy daycare in Zionsville.  He has long days with man’s best friend, but during that fun he never forgets  the friends he’s lost over the years to a devastating illness.

“We’ve had a few both friends and family members pass away from various forms of cancer,” said Bridges.  “You know, cancer is tough.”

The numbers are staggering.  The American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 35,000 new cases of cancer in the Hoosier state this year.

“You can’t see it coming.  It just hits,” said Bridges.

This small business owner is doing something about it.  He shaved his head a few years ago to support a friend who lost her hair while going through chemotherapy.  Now, he’s raising money for the American Cancer Society with a play on one of their biggest events, Relay For Life.

“The reason for Bark For Life, dogs and pets, they don’t care what you look like.  They don’t care how you’re feeling, when you’re going through cancer, when you’re losing your hair, when you’re feeling sick,” said Bridges.  “They just want to love you.”

Sunday, Bridges is asking you join him and the dogs for Zionsville’s first ever Bark For Life.

“I’ve always felt that no matter where you are in life, small business owner large business owner, employee that you can always make a difference,” said Bridges.

You can walk with or without a pet for this one mile walk Sunday morning in Zionsville starting at For The Dogs doggy daycare on Zionsville Road.

CBS4 wants to know about a neighbor, a group or event and what they’re doing for your community.

Click here for more information on Bark For Life

 

 

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