‘Bark for Life’ at Misericordia University

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DALLAS TWP., Pa. – The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter will hold “Bark for Life” on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 12-3 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater on the upper campus. The noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

The fun-filled day starts with the walk, and continues with canine demonstrations, games, treats, toys, and food. Registration is $15. To register, please go to www.Relayforlife.org/barkmisericordiaPA.

The Colleges Against Cancer Chapter will also host a “Turkey Trot” 5K walk/run on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Registration will be in the Anderson Sports and Health Center, and the walk/run will follow a course around campus. Preregistration is $15 in advance and includes a shirt. Registration is $20 the day of the event. Registration is available by contacting chapter advisor Elizabeth Pedro at epedro@misericordia.edu or by calling (570) 674-8055.

All proceeds from the “Bark for Life” and “Turkey Trot” events count toward the university’s Relay for Life that is scheduled April 12-13 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Misericordia Colleges Against Cancer Chapter has raised more than $230,431 since its inception in 2010. The 2018 Relay for Life on campus featured 41 teams and raised more than $34,000. The fundraising goal for 2019 is $40,000,

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and MONEY Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges” list.


The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter officially raised $34,053.39 during the eighth annual Relay for Life in 2018. Overall, the annual event has raised more than $230,741.45 since its inception in 2011. First row: Zach Moody, Elizabeth Pedeo, Olivia Sumersia, Kailee Crocekett
Second row: Elizabeth Mosier, Cassy Silveri, Olivia Johnson, Michaela Daley, Liz Perfetti, Agripina Torres, Alyssa Acker
third row: Trinity Sprague, Kailyn Burridge, Kristen Solowiej, Katie Bowman, Shayne Rastiglione, Katrina Giacumbo, Talyor Webb