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Photo Gallery: 'Puppy Up! Walk' held in Monessen

| Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 9:41 p.m.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
A balloon release in memory of pets was held at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Justine Sherry and her dog Chanel wait in line for a drink at the Sheetz booth during the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Julie Lepresti of Monessen with her dog Baby are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Sarah Bury and Erica DeStefano of Monongahela walk dog Bella during the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Marissa Molnar of Fayette City and her dog Diesel are shown during the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Marci Burnfield gives opening remarks during the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Mary Martin of Monessen and her dog Buddy are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Candy Hepple of Belle Vernon and her dog Baby are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Kaily Kilcrease of Brownsville and her puppy Ransom are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Brayden Diehl, 4, her mother Jennifer Diehl, of Monessen, and their dogs Tucker and Sissy are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Doreen Smith of Monessen and her dog Zoey are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Roxi and Robin Janosik of Monessen with Jax are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Leah Fleming of Donora and her dog Rizzo are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
The Ray family of Monessen, Alisa, Tessa, 7, and Ashton, 9, along with their dog Moe are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Bobbi Loveridge of Mt. Pleasant is shown with dogs Roxy and Lewi at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Jackie and Paula Wiggins of Monessen took their dog Belle to the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Tim Wiggins of Monessen got into character at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Keith Lehman of Bentleyville is shown with dogs Riley and Cadence at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Jennifer Sethman of Monessen and Bear are shown at the Puppy Up! walk at the Monessen City Park walking track on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Dozens of people and their beloved dogs came out Sunday to participate in the “Puppy Up! Walk.”

The event was held at the Monessen City Park walking track.

The walk was started by the 2 Million Dogs foundation. The foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes through oncology research. Proceeds from the Puppy Up! Walk will benefit research.