Actress Sharon Lawrence Promotes 12 Million Dog March

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Actress Sharon Lawrence, who portrays dance instructor Bobbie Dobkins in the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva, is instructing friends of Fidos to help make great strides in the fight against canine cancer at the 12 Million Dog March.

The former NYPD Blue star stepped up for the paws cause by stepping in front of the cameras at Good Day LA to promote the festival, which takes place August 5th at Pan Pacific Park, across from The Grove in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by Petco and presented by The Riedel & Cody Fund and Blue Buffalo, the day of dogged devotion in honor of the 12 million pets who are diagnosed annually with the dreaded disease will offer a mix of information and celebration. Emceed by Michelle Visage, a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, animal lovers can learn about pet cancer prevention, enjoy a taste of the good life with fare from gourmet food trucks, take part in family-oriented games and contests, and see the stars who are scheduled to attend, including Sharon Lawrence, actress Melissa Claire Egan (The Young & The Restless), Alicia Minshew, Chrishell Stause and Eden Riegel from All My Children and Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, who has been raising both funds for and awareness of the march in interviews, by displaying the festival’s logo on the side of Cheap Trick’s tour bus and through downloads of his single “Every Dog Has Its Day.”

Those who are unable to attend but want to be a part of the movement to eradicate pet cancer can sign up for the free virtual march. For each new registrant Blue Buffalo will donate $1 to the Riedel & Cody Fund.

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Sharon Lawrence continued her promotion of the 12 Million Dog March on Access Hollywood:

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.