The day started out a little damp, but it didn’t dampen our spirits as Team Pyro’s Pacers geared up for the 16th annual Vickie’s Angel Walk Saturday, October 13, 2018, 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 emceed the event. After Dennis spoke with a few teams as to why they come and walk year after year, all the teams and guests gathered to hear the cancer survival stories from three families who have benefited from Vickie’s Angel Foundation’s generosity this past year. After a moment of silence, a Memory Balloon was released with the names of those individuals we’ve lost to cancer. The walk then kicked 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 was having my family and friends gather to walk and support the cause. This year we celebrated my “13th” year as a cancer survivor! In addition to that, we had a goal of $1,000 for our team; and Pyro’s Pacers raised over $2,000. A team record! Go Pacers!
Vickie’s Angel Foundation provides monetary assistance to cancer patients who are undergoing treatment in eight counties. We offer a temporary bridge by paying household bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities, car loans, and repairs. We even provide gift cards from 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 well over ten years. It’s extremely gratifying and heartwarming to help others and see how appreciative people are for our assistance. One hundred percent of the monies raised goes to the families. We give them comfort, support and hope! No one else does what we do.