Dog walk to benefit Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and American Cancer Society

April 13, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and the American Cancer Society are teaming up on Saturday for the second annual "Paws for a Cure" dog walk.

The dog walk will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the future site of the animal shelter, 5051 W. Letterkenny Road in Chambersburg.

Last year's event raised more than $2,000 that was divided between the two organizations, according to a spokesperson from the CVAS.

Event organizers said the goal of the event is to raise money for two worthwhile causes.

Those participating in the dog walk are asked to raise money for the walk by getting sponsors. Similar to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, "Paws for a Cure" will include a loop-style walk around the grounds of the future Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, near Kenny Gardens.

Individuals may participate for a $5 registration fee or groups can walk for a $20 registration.

Participants also will be able to take part in a Tribute Trail, to honor animals or people who meant something special to participants or who battled cancer.

Tribute Trail signs are $5 each and will make the walk both poignant and special to those who take part in the event.

The community is invited to walk in the event or come out and enjoy the food, entertainment and vendors.

To print out forms or more information, log onto and follow the links.

For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 717-264-6266 or CVAS at 717-263-5791.

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