By: Chris Pike, VP Marketing and Promotions National Canine Cancer Foundation

The City of Roses had a new name on January 22, 2011, the City of Paws; Pink Paws that is!

That’s because over 200+ friends came out to support the Portland, Oregon areas very first Bark and Bowl to benefit the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

Cancer is a major health issue in dogs with 1 in 3 dogs being affected, and of those half will die. The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer.

After a very successful inaugural Bark and Bowl in 2010, the NCCF announced that it would take the Bark and Bowl on tour in 2011-First Stop Portland.

A supporter and friend since the beginning, HALO joined us for the second time as the Official Dog Food of the Bark and Bowl. The only dog food to receive the National Canine Cancer Foundations Pink Paw Seal of Excellence, every bowler went home with a deeeelicious sample of Spots Stew and official Bark and Bowl tee shirt! Needless to say, the pups ate well that night. Bowlers competed for raffle items such as a one of a kind “We Are The Cure” basketball signed by Portland Trailblazer LeMarcus Aldridge, Portable gas grill, and Free Doggy Day Care while 3 lucky dogs took home a 15lb bag and a case of Spots Stew!

Teams sign up at www.BarkandBowl.com, tell their story, and raise a minimum of $500 in order to compete. Team Lab Lovers, Pup Patrol, Sasha Chu and Penny and the T’s join business partners like HALO, Budweiser, Whole Foods, John Paul Pet, K103 fm and NW 32 TV in their commitment to Bowling for a Cure. No gutter balls here…it’s all for the dogs! The lights go down, glo balls come out and its Bark n Bowl time with a live DJ, complimentary team pictures on the Pink Carpet, team contests, vendors and raffle prizes all night long!

Mark it on your calendar and join the pack. The Bark and Bowl US Tour continues to roll with stops in Philadelphia, Charlotte, West Palm Beach, D.C., Dallas, Baltimore and Miami! See you there.

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