Defeating cancer is focus
11:41 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Relay For Life Friday-Saturday In Minocqua

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Credit Minocqua Chamber of Commerce

The next in a series of events designed to raise money to fight cancer happens Friday evening through Saturday morning in Minocqua.


The Relay For Life Northern Lights takes place at Lakeland Union High School.


American Cancer Society spokesperson Diane Hapka says participants will be at the school track from 6 p.m. Friday afternoon until Saturday morning....



"....Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, those facing cancer will be supported and one day cancer will be eliminated...."


 


Local teams gather money then walk the miles they pledged to do. Hapka says a special portion of the activities is an effort by the teachers and students at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff school...



 "....the teachers align students with cancer patients, survivors, and they can use family members as well. Every subject that they are involved with at the seventh-grade level will incorporate this cancer program into it...."


A number of activities happen Friday evening. Hapka says the public is welcome to stop by and participate. The website for the event is www.relayforlife.org/northern lights