Evelyn Lyons made a lap around Fairgrounds Park Sunday afternoon with her friend Ducati, both of whom were working to make the world a better place for cancer patients.
Ducati is a whippet and besides looking like a greyhound, Lyons said the breed is known for its loving nature.
“She actually sleeps in our bed under the blanket,” said Lyons, who also walked with her dog Puddy, a Maltese.
Lyons and her two canine friends were participating in the fifth annual Bark for Life of Washington County, an American Cancer Society fundraiser leading up the annual Relay for Life, another cancer society fundraiser scheduled for June 15 and 16 at Fairgrounds Park.
In Bark for Life, money is raised by walkers who pay a $20 entry fee to walk dogs in laps around the park. Each additional dog costs $10, said event coordinator Missy DeHaven.
About 50 people turned out for the fundraiser and about $1,200 was raised, DeHaven said.