American Cancer Society

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...."