Cruise for Cancer Update

We are extremely blessed to once again report that we had a very successful Northwoods Cruise for Cancer event!  The 2023 Cruise for Cancer fundraiser will be donating $20,235.25 to the Northwoods Cancer Care Fund which is part of the Marshfield Clinic Health System in Minocqua.  This fundraiser enriches the lives of our local cancer patients, who are our friends, family and neighbors. Giving back has always been the mission of our endeavor.

We moved the location this year to Oakfire Pizza.  We want to thank management at Oakfire Pizza as they provided awesome service, hospitality, food and beverages!  Thank you to Charles and Sally and their wonderful staff!

The participants in this year’s snowmobile ride really enjoyed the new route and the condition of the trails and of course their brief stop at Hazelhurst Pub!

Thank you to Carrie Cira, Nurse Navigator at MCHS Minocqua Center, for her information that she provides about cancer and services offered at the Minocqua location.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who help us with obtaining sponsors and donations. Thank you to the volunteers who work to prepare and set up the event. The list of responsibilities are endless and without volunteers we could not host such a wonderful event!  We had over 30 volunteers present the day of the event. Many of the volunteers this year came from the community, Marshfield Clinic, our wonderful neighbors and the Minocqua Forest Riders.  We have to thank Carrie Leinonen for her unwavering dedication and expertise that she gives to this event.  Thanks to Eileen Ryan, Selena Krajnik and Sue Holle for their notifications and updates to the public via the Minocqua Forest Riders website, Facebook and Instagram and to Curt Christensen, President MFR, for his support.

Ed and Debbie Rohowetz
Chairs, Northwoods Cruise for Cancer

We want to extend our thanks to our sponsors and donors:

TITLE sponsor:  Trig’s

Presenting Sponsors:   HT Glass & Mirror; Lakeland Noon Rotary; Marthaler Chevrolet & Buick Minocqua

Host:  Oakfire Pizza

Ride stop:  Hazelhurst Pub

TURBO sponsors:  Dam Bar; Eichenholz Amish Furniture;Lakeland Powersports; Minocqua Yamaha Ryden Marine; Northern Lights HOG Chapter; Northwoods Harley-Davidson; Pickles Bar & Grill; RE/MAX Property Pros; Rynder’s Companies, LLC; US Bank

4 STROKE sponsors:  Erv’s Sales & Service; Eskimo Snowmobile Club; LaCanne’s Resort on Swamp Lake; Northfork Fin & Filet; Norwood Pines Supper Club; Bob Stanko; The Waters of Minocqua; Trapp Brothers, Inc.; Willow Wood Lodge; Sally Winger

2 STROKE sponsors:   American Family – Angela Schuh; Church Street Social; Michael Fraas; J&D’s Reel ‘Em In; Erica Jones; Dan Lewis; Gary Manuel; Steve Osterling; Parkside Gallery; Races Cottages; Redman & Gelinas, S.C.; Rustic Pines Pub; Steve Shanks; Strasburg’s North Country Taxidermy; Thirsty Whale; Twin Bay Resort

Donors:  ACE Hardware Woodruff; Adventure North Snowmobile Tours; American Family- Angela Schuh; Associated Bank; Badger State Games Torch Ride Committee; Bitters & Bull; Black Bear Bar & Grill; Bob Bertch – fishing guide; Chequamegon Adventure Co.; Dewey, Catchem, & How;
Earth Goods; Express Lube; FXR; Gather Lake Tomahawk; Green Bay Packers; Hillside Bar & Grill; Golden Karat Jewelry; Dianne Kinowski; Lakeland Fitness & Golf; Little Rice Resort; Bob McClain; MFR; Milwaukee Brewers; Minocqua Chamber of Commerce; Minocqua Prime Supper Club; Dianne Mockler; Northwoods Nails; Norwood Pines Supper Club; Outback 51; Pampered Paws; Park City Credit Union; Redman Realty Group; Save More; SCORE Bags; The Cheese Board Wisconsin; Trig’s Bakery; Walmart; White Arrows; Willow Haven