It was a beautiful day in Central P-A, October 10th 2015, the 13th Annual Vickie’s Angel Walk took place at New Cumberland Boro Park to raise funds to help support local families fighting cancer. The festivities began early with music provided by BOB 94.9’s Nancy and Newman. WHTM’s own Dennis Owens, EM-C-Ed the event. After Dennis spoke with a few teams as to why they come and walk year after year, then all the teams and guests gather to hear the cancer survival stories from three families who have benefitted from Vickie’s Angel Foundation’s generosity this past year. The walk then kicks off with the release of three doves, symbolizing Faith, Hope and Love in honor of those families. The best part of the day for me, is having my family and friends gather to walk and support the cause. But, this year was very special because I’m a “10” year cancer survivor and my best friend traveled from her home in Montana, to surprise me and join us for the walk! In addition, to that we had a goal of $1000 for our team, and Pyro’s Pacers made over $1900. The event, I’m told made close to $90,000.
Vickie’s Angel Foundation provides monetary assistance to cancer patients who are undergoing treatment in 8 counties. We offer a temporary bridge by paying household bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities, car loans and repairs. We even provide gift cards to local grocery stores so that they can focus entirely upon wellness. Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis not only physically but financially. And, no one should have to worry about keeping a roof over their heads or food on the table while fighting the disease. I have been a volunteer at Vickie’s Angel Foundation for a number of years. It’s extremely gratifying to help others, and heartwarming how appreciative people are for our assistance. 100% of the monies raised goes to the families. We give them comfort, support and hope! No one else does what we do.