Audrey was a very special little bulldog that touched many lives and continues to inspire even though she is no longer with us. We lost Audrey to cancer is 2007 but her legacy has lived on inspiring a retail business, a non-profit, and life-long friendships. One of the things that Audrey helped inspire is “Team Audrey” and the integral role the founder of The Greater Bangor Bark for Life her mom, Lisa Sturgeon,
Most of us have heard of “Relay for Life” to help benefit the American Cancer Society. Several years ago relays called “Bark for Life” were introduced by the ACS which are fundraising events honoring the life-long contributions for Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion’s partnerships and contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society. Bark for Life is a special way to partner with your canine best friend, smile, and make new friends both canine and human.
Three years ago when a dear friend Lisa (all because of Audrey) told me that she was starting a Bark for Life in her hometown of Bangor, ME I was so impressed by her and her willingness and desire to give back and help raise money for the ACS. Then, when she told me her team would be “Team Audrey” the waterworks started. I was blown away that once again, my little Audrey, was going to help make a difference and her legacy would be carried on.
Since 2012, Bark for Life of Greater Bangor has raised more than $60,000 and Team Audrey along and brought in $3,500 of that. All the teams have done such an incredible job of making this event so successful and I am just so humbled to show up and enjoy the occasion.
Once again, I will proudly make my way up to Bangor, ME and join my dear friends and walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Let’s face it. Cancer sucks and we need to help find a cure. Weather you have been directly, or indirectly, touched by cancer we all know of its evil. I am so proud and honored to once again support Bark for Life of Greater Bangor and even more thrilled this year my Mom and son will be able to join me. We will be wearing our Audrey’s Rescue Angels shirts and can’t wait to report back and share pictures.