ARDMORE, OK - More than a hundred people and their canine companions flooded Central Park in Ardmore Saturday morning for Bark for Life, an event connected to Relay for Life.
Event chair Kelly Murphy Fryer explained the importance of barking back against cancer.
"Dogs get cancer too which is kind of sickening if you think about it, but my two older children lost their dog last year to cancer and it just blows your mind," said Fryer. "We really have got to do something to figure out what's causing all of this."
A $20 fee allowed participants to take their pets on one-mile dog walk to support the American Cancer Society. 152 people signed up for this years event up from 74 last year.
Participants we spoke with said it feels good to fight cancer while hanging out with their furry friends.
"Everybody knows a friend or an acquaintance that's suffered through cancer," said Aaron Taber, who brought his dog to the event. "It's a terrible disease so I just got motivated to get out here and try to help the cause."
Dogs could go through an obstacle course at the park, and owners were given awards for largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed and best trick.