We're gonna RAIL Against Breast Cancer


FAIRLAWN, OH – The Rail is teaming up again with Akron natives Kathy & Lee Giller and Nancy Schrader for its third annual “Rail Against Breast Cancer”. This benefit will be held on Sunday, May 18th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Rail in Fairlawn to raise funds for their team’s participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk to erase breast cancer. 

For the past seven years, the Gillers and Schrader have made it their mission to raise awareness and tens of thousands of dollars to find a cure for a dreadful disease that has hit too close to home more than once.

In 2005, Lee Giller was diagnosed with male breast cancer. After seven years of being cancer-free, Lee is now facing a recurrence. He is battling Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. And just three summers ago, Lee & Kathy’s then 28-year-old daughter, Pamela, was diagnosed.  

Kathy Giller, a relentless fundraiser and dedicated advocate in the fight against this disease, has partnered with The Rail owner, Mike Mariola to help raise critical dollars in finding a cure.

“My wife and I both have survivors in our family,” said Mariola. “We feel strongly about giving back to the local community, so we are thrilled at the opportunity to be involved.”  

Ticket holders for the “Rail Against Breast Cancer” event will enjoy an evening of live entertainment by Akron’s Swizzle Sticks Band, auction and raffle items, as well as The Rail’s locally-sourced burger sliders, signature milkshakes, Ohio craft beer tastings, locally distilled spirits and scrumptious house-made sides. 

Tickets for this private event are $75 per person and are not available at the door. The Rail will be closed to the general public for this special event. For advance reservations, please contact The Rail at 330-864-RAIL {7245}.

The Rail’s two new locations (Canton and North Olmsted) are also getting involved this year, donating all profits for the day of May 18th to the cause.   

Krista EmersonThe Rail