American Cancer Society

It is said to be a howling good time, but it's also a fundraiser for a very serious cause.

The third annual Bark in the Dark is set for Saturday near Rhinelander.

The fundraiser benefits the regional Relay for Life in the Northwoods, helping cancer patients in Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties.

American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Diane Gies  details what they do...

Relay For Life Looking for Teams

Jul 14, 2016

 The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams to participate in the annual Relay for Life United Up North this Saturday at Hodag Park in Rhinelander. Co-lead committee member, Angela Harris says the event will begin at 3pm with events going on throughout the day. 

“We’re holding our event down at Hodag Park this Saturday July 16th. We’re going to start at 3pm with an opening ceremony at 3:30. We’ll have activities throughout the day, the biggest one being the grand ceremony and survivor recognition starting at 6pm.”


Dogs of all types will compete Saturday morning in the Pawzitive Outdoor Games at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.

 Carol Lofquist of  TLC Dog Training is one of the coordinators.  She talks about what the canines will be doing...

"...for agility, it's beginners, intermediate and advanced. One overall winner will win a year of dog food. Same with the pier pups. The dogs jump off, see how far they can jump and the overall winner wins a full year of dog food...."

Lofquist says it's designed for the owner and the dog to build a bond.

American Cancer Society Northwoods

A great day of exercise for you and your canine companion will help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Called "Bark For Life Northwoods", dog owners are encouraged to walk a course at the Rhinelander- Oneida County Airport on August 29.

Local Cancer Society representative Diane Geis Hapka says Bark for Life is a canine component to the 'Relay For Life' fundraiser..

Quit Smoking for Smoke Out Day

Nov 20, 2013
Thomas Leuthard

Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.  

That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday.  On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.

Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy. 

“It is very difficult for people to quit.  But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”

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...."