An anticipated 1,000 walkers, many with their dogs who will compete for top prizes for best trick, smallest and happiest dogs, among others, are expected at the 9th annual Liver Life Walk, presented by Mayo Clinic, on Saturday, March 19 at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Both the 5k and 1k walks will start at 9:30 with the dog contests to take place after the walks end. The Liver Life Walk will conclude by 11:30 a.m. A Family Expo also is planned with on-site booths by companies providing services to families and dogs.

There is no registration fee for the team-based event, although each team member is asked to raise $25 in donations. Walkers raising at least $100 will receive an official T-shirt. Teams can register for the event online at


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