My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 03, 2017

Welcome to My Light The Night Walk Fundraising Page

Why I Walk: Click above for a short video

After a valiant fight, my sister Patti succumbed to complications of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and a bone marrow transplant in July of 2008. But she survived for over 10 years and lived a happy, loving, and productive life. There is no better way for me to honor my sister's memory than by participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma's "Light The Night" Walk in Denver on September 28, 2017, in Washington Park.

From the Light The Night Walk

This event became Patti's passion because it provided her with a tangible way to help blood cancer patients and their families facing the fear and anxiety of cancer and treatment. Patti also knew that only through millions of dollars raised could important research to find a cure continue.

Patti with then Mayor (now Colorado Governor) John Hickenlooper at the 1999 Denver Light The Night Walk in Cherry Creek North.

My family has created a foundation honoring Patti's work and commitment to LLS called the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program. Check out the program brochure at: This program is a free LLS service that enables patients and their loved ones to connect with a trained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

Your support will help me to honor the legacy that she created. Please come and join my family by walking in Denver's event on Thursday, September 28, 2017 or by making a donation.
Together, we can continue making a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients here in Colorado and around the world. Thank you again for your support.
Your generosity is truly appreciated!!
Thank you,
P.S. Please forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well!

My Sister Patti and I!

Patti (left) and Debra (right) with puppy dog Queeny

Read more about the walk...........
Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Hundreds of thousands of participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.
For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. Presently, we have more than $250 million committed to research across the United States and in ten other countries. Every dollar is provided by concerned donors. We invest in the best, outcome based science:
Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries
Without profit incentive
To meet unmet Medicare needs of people with blood cancers
And LLS funded advances are helping patients beyond those for whom they were originally developed, including people with solid tumors and auto-immune diseases. In the past decade, nearly 50% (21 out of 50) of the cancer drugs approved by the FDA were approved as treatments for blood cancer patients. Twelve are already approved for people beyond those for whom they were first developed. With your help, we are saving lives.
A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "Thank you for your dedication. My cousin passed today. I donate in his memory"

    lynn pender

    Mon Sep 11 07:06:28 EDT 2017

    "Debra - You will light it UP! "

    Tim Root

    Mon Sep 18 06:54:44 EDT 2017

    "Debra, Thank you for your dedication to this important cause. Diane Dantema"

    Diane Dantema

    Mon Sep 25 10:58:28 EDT 2017

    "Sorry I missed your event Debra. Just got back from out of town so hope I'm not too late to help out. Sending hugs your way and thanks for doing this awesome work"

    Scott Lynes

    Mon Oct 02 07:04:03 EDT 2017

    "Donation made to help find a cure for cancer in children. "

    Bonnie Mitchell

    Fri Sep 22 03:38:06 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for your great work. Good luck on your efforts to help others! "

    Richard Crum

    Mon Sep 18 01:12:49 EDT 2017

    "Debra - Thanks for keeping up the fight!!!"

    The O'Gradys

    Mon Sep 18 11:10:06 EDT 2017

    "Always miss this amazing, kind soul."

    Linny's Cookies

    Fri Sep 15 07:00:47 EDT 2017

    "I'll be there!"

    Meredith Gershberg

    Thu Aug 24 01:16:08 EDT 2017

    "Thank you for all you do and the lives you have helped to save, Debra. You are beautiful person inside and out! Love Nepeta "


    Fri Jun 16 03:01:44 EDT 2017

    "For all those that have been loved and lost!"

    Aaron Godec

    Mon Sep 25 03:46:47 EDT 2017

    "In Patti's memory"

    Douglas Bury

    Mon Sep 18 02:52:23 EDT 2017

    "Looking forward to joining you and your team again this year Debra!"

    Mendel & Company Construction

    Mon Sep 25 08:23:48 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $7,330.24 | Goal: $10,000.00
73 %

My Team

Team Total: $43,787.00 | Goal: $50,000.00

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $1000.00
Mendel & Company Construc... $1000.00
Anonymous $500.00
Debra Robinson and Jon Du... $250.00
Mark & Paula Valente $250.00
Ellen Robinson $250.00
Brenda Jones $250.00
Scott Lynes $100.00
Brad & Kathy Iversen $100.00
Deb Treister $100.00
The Heinrich Allstate Age... $100.00
Ted Mentry $100.00
John Beekmann $100.00
Victor Amaya $100.00
Catherine and Tom Skarbow... $100.00
lynn pender $100.00
Julie Herzog $100.00
Shari Haskins $100.00
DJJCPA, LLC $100.00
Michael Diorio $50.00
Jamie Banks $50.00
Tim Root $50.00
Dianne Stone $50.00
Larry and Mary Rhoades $50.00
Aaron Godec $30.00
Diane Dantema $30.00
Bonnie Mitchell $30.00
Nancy Franz $30.00
Sam Teague $30.00
Linny's Cookies $30.00
Meredith Gershberg $30.00
Bradd Duvall $25.00
Seth Peritzman $25.00
Dino Bardossas $25.00
Don Costantino  
Janet McIntyre  
Thomas Ren  
Ivan Naiman  
Douglas Bury  
Richard Crum  
Brian Cook  
The O'Gradys  
Meyer Saltzman  
Judie and Shelly Seidel