A fundraiser will be held Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

And dogs will be the stars of the show.

Registration is under way for Bark For Life, a benefit for Leavenworth County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The event will include a 5K run/walk or a one-mile run/walk on the campus of the Eisenhower VA Medical Center.

Check-in begins at 11 a.m. and the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. near the Waggin’ Tails Dog Park adjacent to the VA.

“You don’t have to have a dog to participate,” said Katherine de la Cruz, co-chairperson of Leavenworth County Relay for Life each spring. “You just have to like dogs.”

Saturday’s event begins with the run or walk, which will be on the VA campus.

It will also include pet-friendly events, including a skills contest and a costume contest for dogs.

Several representatives from dog grooming businesses and kennels will be on site to distribute information.

Riverview Rescue in Leavenworth will have several dogs available for adoption.

De la Cruz said the event is designed to celebrate the caregiving qualities of dogs for people with cancer.

“And remember, dogs get cancer too,” she said.

Entry fee is $20 per person and $5 for each dog or $50 for a family. Participants can register on the day of the event.

De la Cruz said 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will go to Leavenworth County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Leavenworth County Relay for Life is slated for April 27 at Lansing Middle School.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/barklvcoks or call 913-240-8172. Send email to RelayLVCO@gmail.com