Camp Bow Wow Teams Up with the American Cancer Society as the First National Sponsor for Society's Bark For Life Program

April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER - The American Cancer Society recently announced that Camp Bow Wow®, the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise and an Inc. 5000 company, is supporting the Society's fight against cancer by becoming the first national sponsor for the Society's Bark For Life events.

"The American Cancer Society is pleased to welcome Camp Bow Wow as the first national Bark For Life sponsor," said Sarah Robinson, Vice President, Great West Division Community Engagement, American Cancer Society. "As a premier pet services company in 37 states, their sponsorship offers a new level of support and capability to bring the community's fight against cancer to a broader audience."

Last year, more than 20,000 registered canine and caregiver participants at 300 Bark For Life events across the country raised $1.2 million. The fundraising events honor the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer survivors. The Bark For Life program is part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement. Funds raised help the Society save lives by funding groundbreaking research, supporting education efforts, and providing free information and critical services for cancer patients.

"We are proud to sponsor the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life events and excited to bring the fight against cancer to the Camp Bow Wow family and our valued customers," said Julie Turner, Vice President of Marketing, Camp Bow Wow.

To register for an event near you, or for more information, visit relayforlife.org or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. To learn more about Camp Bow Wow, visit campbowwow.com.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we're finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

About Camp Bow Wow®

In 13 years, Camp Bow Wow, the premier pet care franchise, has grown to include over 152 locations across North America, becoming a $71 million brand. The company was recently ranked 214 out of 500 in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list in 2013 and for the fifth year in a row named to the INC. magazine 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies. The Camp concept provides the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its Campers, and peace of mind for their parents. Dogs romp together in an open-play environment and pricing is all-inclusive. Since the Broomfield, Colorado-based Company started franchising in 2003, Camp Bow Wow has sold more than 152 franchises in 37 states, plus one in Canada, over 41% being women-owned. In August 2014, Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), a leading animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada.

The Camp Bow Wow brand family also includes:

  • Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow® – premier in home pet care
  • Behavior Buddies® – premier dog training
  • The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and health of dogs everywhere, through foster programs, spay and neuter efforts, disaster assistance, canine cancer research, animal welfare education, therapy dog teams and shelter improvements.

Company Website: www.campbowwow.com.

SOURCE Camp Bow Wow

Contacts:

Lisa Bade
710-630-4965
Lisa.bade@cancer.org

Ashley Pultz
646-430-5161
apultz@5wpr.com

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