Ride the Rails for Cancer
Vickie's Angel Walk

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9th Annual Ride the Rails for Cancer - Middletown Event
Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad, Middletown, PA

Adults - $7.00   Kid's 4 & under $3.00


Saturday June 10th 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Hoffer Park in Middletown PA at the corner of Mill & Race Streets on our host railroad, the Middletown & Hummelstown.  Adults tickets are $7 and Kids tickets for ages 4 & under $3.   Also, visit the Middletown Arts & Craft Fair in Hoffer Park the same day.  Train tickets are available the day of the event at the ticket tent next to the loading platform at the entrance to Hoffer Park.  The train ride is approximately 30 minutes round trip. Train rides start at 10am with the last ride at 4pm and operate every ˝ hour.

Here she is...the reason it was all started.  My little 2 year old niece Ashley with my wife Linda.  Diagnosed at 3 months old with 4 tumors, Ashley is a fighter.  She is cancer free after 1 year and continues to be healthy.  Being that Linda and I were dealing with helping the family while little Ashley and her family lived at Hershey Medical Center, cancer was foremost on our minds.  People do all sorts of things to raise money for cancer research.  No one rides a train.  I asked the CRHS to about using our restored caboose for a fundraiser for cancer and the Ride the Rails for Cancer was born. Why Vickie's Angel Walk??  Linda is involved with Vickie's Angel Walk for the last 5 years.  So I contacted VAW about them benefiting from the event and they agreed to help volunteer at the event.  Even though Ashley and her family were not helped by VAW, the event is run every year for her and all families affected by cancer. 

3rd Annual Ride the Rails for Cancer-Kutztown Event
Saturday September 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday October 1, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Allentown & Auburn Railroad, Kutztown PA

Adults - $10.00   Kid's 4 & under $5.00


Saturday September 30th & October 1st 2017 in Kutztown PA at the train station in downtown Kutztown at 232 Railroad Ave in our host railroad, the Allentown & Auburn.  Adult tickets are $10 and Kida tickets for ages 4 & under and $5.  Train tickets are available the weekend of the event inside the Kutztown train station. Train ride is approximately 45 minutes round trip.  Train rides start at 10am on Saturday Sept 30th with the last ride at 4pm.  Train rides start at 11am on Sunday Oct 1st with the last ride at 3pm.  Rides operate every hour both days.

The Conrail Historical Society has operated “Ride the Rails for Cancer” since June of 2009. The event benefits Vickie’s Angel Foundation, a PA nonprofit group who helps families financially during cancer treatments.  For the past 8 years, the CRHS has raised and donated over $42,000.00 to Vickie’s Angel Foundation who gives 100% of donations to the families. The “Ride the Rails for Cancer” is a one of a kind event. It is just one example of the exciting events that the CRHS promotes and what sets the Conrail Historical Society apart from most other railroad historical societies. 
The weekend of the Ride the Rails for Cancer are very tiring, a lot of work before, during and after the event. But, it is all worth the effort. Knowing that 100% of the money that is raised for Vickie’s Angel Walk will go to help families fighting cancer, makes this CRHS sponsored event, a labor of Love. 

Mickey Minnich, founder of Vickie's Angel Foundation
 thanks Engineer Andy for a job well done after giving a
ride for one of the many Cancer Families helped by
Vickie's Angel Foundation.


“The bottom line is the real winners of all your hard work is the families that we help.  In that 100% of the money we raise goes directly to our families. On top of that every one seems to love trains especially a caboose ride.  In a addition to the many fans that came, we had many families who we are helping along with their children participating.  It was great to see them with a big smile on their faces and having fun.  Ride the Rails for Cancer has a little magic about it and the future really looks bright.   I enjoy all to come out and support to Conrail Historical Society and all of its wonderful volunteers.” 

Quote by Mickey Minnich, founder of VAW

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