Jan's Fundraising Page
Aug 22, 2016



I can hardly believe that it is a year since Bob passed away from Leukemia.  I miss him and think about him every day.  He was my oldest friend and father to my son.

I only hope he is happy and finally in peace.  I know that he is still studying Investors Business Daily and wishing he could trade the enormous swings in the market.  I also know that he is following the election process in disbelief!

Watching a family member suffer and die of Leukemia forever changes your life. I will always be haunted by the look in Robert's eyes when they told him it was over.  What was so horrific to Bob and everybody who loved him is that we knew how close we are to a cure.


In addition to participating in the 2016 Light The Night Walk benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), I am a part of an elite group of Long Island corporate individuals nominated to participate in the 2016 Executive Challenge for the second year in a row. The challenge is a two month competition – whoever raises the most funds within that period will be named Long Island’s winning challenger for the year. I am honored to say that in 2015 I was the winning challenger and raised over $20,000! This year, I have set a fundraising goal of $50,000 in memory of Bob.


Funds raised will support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.


Chemotherapies like the drugs they used to treat Bob are toxic. But the way we treat cancer is changing - new discoveries in precision medicine and immunotherapy are leading to breakthrough therapies for cancer patients. LLS employs a scientific advisory panel to evaluate research projects and choose the most promising doctors to invest in. LLS has invested more than $1 billion into life-saving research, and is currently funding research in 8 countries and right here on Long Island.


One project funded by LLS, a CAR-T immunotherapy, uses a modified form of the HIV virus to train the body’s own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells. You can learn more about this groundbreaking new therapy by watching this video: https://vimeo.com/54668275. LLS has been funding Dr. June and his team for nearly 20 years. The treatment is incredibly successful - 94% of patients who had failed traditional chemotherapy treatment achieved complete remission from the CAR-T immunotherapy.


The dividends continue.  Many of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with different types of cancers and other serious diseases. I know that Bob is very proud of my work in raising money for LLS and wants me to continue.  He would never want anybody to suffer as he did.


In order to reach my goal of $50,000, I’ll need at least two donors to make a gift of $10,000 or more. Further funding is needed to advance research and ensure access to treatments to help save more lives.  I hope you will join me in support of this important cause.


To donate online via credit card, please click the DONATE button on this page. To donate by check, please write my name in the memo line of the check and mail your donation to:

Please note our new address:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Light The Night Walk
3 Huntington Quadrangle
2nd Floor, Suite 202S
Melville, NY 11747


Thank you,




Supporter Comments

    "Good Luck to you Jan Gunther in the Light the Night Walk in Memory of Bob. Best, Barry Berkman, Esq."

    Barry Berkman, Esq.

    Mon Aug 01 03:10:13 EDT 2016

    "Bob- we miss you and can't believe it has been a year. I know how much Michael and Jan miss you but glad that you are finally at peace. Loving you- Betty and David "

    Betty and David Silverstein

    Mon Aug 22 06:55:34 EDT 2016

    "Uncle Bob, We miss you! Love Savannah and Eli"

    Savannah Rae and Eli Max

    Mon Aug 22 07:00:10 EDT 2016

    "Hope you are at peace. You are missed at our holiday dinners. You will be forever in my heart. Aunt Carol"

    Dashboard Enterprises. Inc. .

    Mon Aug 22 07:16:21 EDT 2016

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jan!"

    Michael J. Kessler, CPA

    Sat Aug 27 06:56:01 EDT 2016

    "All Best Jan, Barry Berkman, Esq. "

    Barry Berkman, Esq.

    Wed Sep 14 09:42:03 EDT 2016

    "Good luck!!"


    Tue Sep 20 06:54:29 EDT 2016

    "Christine Ippolito"

    Christine Ippolito

    Sun Sep 25 07:40:35 EDT 2016

    "From: Stephen and Lisa Sussman"

    Stehen and Lisa Sussman

    Mon Oct 31 02:58:00 EDT 2016

    "Invested in a world without cancer. Jan you are doing a great job!"


    Mon Oct 31 07:03:41 EDT 2016

    "Good luck in your fund raising efforts for this important cause, Jan."

    Diane McIlree

    Thu Nov 03 12:45:20 EDT 2016



    Mon Oct 31 01:40:54 EDT 2016

    "Your energy and commitment inspires us all! - Mark, Keith and Wendy"

    Lantern Investments, Inc.

    Wed Oct 05 04:03:37 EDT 2016

    "Jan keep his light burning."

    william morton

    Wed Oct 05 03:24:11 EDT 2016

    "I love your son and am so grateful to you and your husband for bringing him into the world!"

    Chris Dinolfo and Tom Story

    Mon Sep 19 01:07:44 EDT 2016

    "We have fond memories of Bob and are honored to support Jan in her fundraising efforts to help find a cure. Cathy, Dick, Andrew & Jimi "

    Cathy, Dick & Andrew Freedberg & Jimi Hendrix

    Tue Aug 30 12:15:31 EDT 2016

    "In memory of Bob -- your son Michael misses you very much."

    Christopher Sayasith

    Mon Jul 25 02:32:15 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $28,187.50 | Goal: $50,000.00
56 %

My Team

Team Total: $44,645.35 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

The Northwest Company, LL... $5000.00
Anonymous $2500.00
Cathy, Dick & Andrew Free... $2500.00
St. Louis Wholesale LLC P... $2200.00
S&J Buyers and Liquidator... $1000.00
in memory of Jack & Dorot... $1000.00
Lantern Investments, Inc. $1000.00
Michael/Justin/Tucker $1000.00
Shay and Florence Auerbac... $568.35
Muriel and Morris Weisber... $500.00
Anonymous $500.00
Steve Radgowski $500.00
Robert Berger $500.00
Mark M Charitable Trust $500.00
Salvatore Stile Alba Whee... $500.00
Teresa Reece $500.00
Yuehua Guo $500.00
Barry Berkman, Esq. $500.00
Webair Internet Developme... $500.00
Glenn Auerbach $500.00
Barry Berkman, Esq. $500.00
Elex Auerbach $320.00
Amber/Natasha/Max/Teddy $251.15
John & Donna Gunther $250.00
Lello Fiumara and Adrian ... $250.00
Center for Health Science... $250.00
Sandy and Cori Goldfarb $250.00
Dashboard Enterprises. In... $250.00
Betty and David Silverste... $250.00
Michael J. Kessler, CPA $150.00
Jason Soman $137.30
Diane McIlree $100.00
Marnie Schwartz $100.00
Laurie Benjamin $100.00
william morton $100.00
Frank Fileccia $100.00
Christine Ippolito $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Vanja Vidackovic& Chris G... $100.00
Reliance Star Payment Ser... $100.00
Olivia Harris $100.00
Kerry Colley $100.00
Michael Fabiani and Andre... $100.00
Brian Chen and Josh Blayl... $100.00
Piccolo Mondo $100.00
Savannah Rae and Eli Max $100.00
Keith Lanton $100.00
Alex and Jordan $100.00
Scott Demeranville & Robb... $100.00
Gary Geisenheimer $50.00
Krishna Daswani $50.00
George Wagener $35.00
Andrew Gluck, Advisor Pro... $25.00
David Brandman  
Stehen and Lisa Sussman  
Verna Meng  
John Durando  
Wendy Sheftel  
Debi Levy  
Steven Luccarelli  
Chris Dinolfo and Tom Sto...  
Joey Selden  
Christopher Sayasith