The Conrail Historical Society has operated “Ride the Rails for Cancer” for the past 3 years. The event has operated on the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad and benefits Vickie’s Angel Walk, a PA nonprofit group who helps families financially during cancer treatments. For the past 3 years, the CRHS has raised and donated over $10,000.00 to Vickie’s Angel Walk who gives 100% of donations to the families. The CRHS uses its’ restored bay window caboose # 21165 and another caboose provided by the M&H Railroad. 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.
Every year the Middletown Arts & Craft Fair is held in Hoffer park the same weekend. They have lots of crafters, vendors and delicious food all weekend. Enjoy the craft fair after you Ride the Rails for Cancer.
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.
“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