Keith Waldron's Fundraising Page
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Keith Waldron's Fundraising Page

A little over 4 years ago we received a call from our son who was away at college in Cleveland. He was in a bit of a panic as he told us a professor, not liking the way he looked, had taken him to the emergency room. X-Rays revealed a mass on his chest and they told him he may have Lymphoma. Within in an hour we were on our way to Cleveland and our nightmare was underway. His diagnosis was confirmed the next day and seven months later we lost Patrick. I will never get that awful Monday morning out my consciousness. We exist in a world that no parent should ever have to experience.

Our daughter is a Hematology Oncology pharmacist. As irony would have it, she works on the floor that Patrick was admitted to and with the team that worked to save his life. She keeps us aware of the progress being made every day, the new drugs, and treatment protocols, but she also shares the experience of patients and their families who are still fighting. Patients and families who need our support to conquer this disease. If the money we raise prevents even one family from living our nightmare then four hours of ice time will have been a miniscule price to pay. I will be 63 when we take the ice on July 8th. Hockey was something Patrick and I shared. I’m certain he will be with us in some small way. PatStrong- Let it Be.

ABOUT 2018 Community Shift

This summer, more than 1,700 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2018 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. Each shift will feature two new teams. The purpose of this important event is to raise critically-needed funds for important local cancer causes, including: cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; supporting programs that improve quality of life for children, adults and families affected by cancer through Camp Good Days; and, granting wishes and amazing experiences to kids with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, by Make-A-Wish Western New York. Although it may be physically challenging for our players to play four continuous hours of hockey, it will be a walk in the park compared to what some people have to endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make a difference, a big difference. You can help make a big difference by supporting our players' efforts in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we also offer various corporate sponsorships, providing value greatly in excess of the financial contribution. Please contact Sara Schumacher at or 716-830-3805 for more information. Team sponsorships start at $1,100 and are first come, first serve. 

Proceeds of the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift will benefit our local families while supporting cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.

Donations are graciously accepted either online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4 Buffalo NY 14223.

Find out more about this event, or the 2017 World’s Longest Hockey Game, at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Name Date Amount Comments
Jim & MaryBeth Basil 07/23/2018 $250.00 Keith, Thanks for your time giving back to the community! Patrick was a special person who will never forget!
Chris & Karen VOGELSANG 07/16/2018 $100.00 Great effort!
Maddie Waldron 07/15/2018 $109.00 So proud of you dad!
Gregory Ivancic 07/14/2018 $75.00 Happy to support such a great cause.
Beth Kurtz 07/12/2018 $50.00 Amazing!
Kelly Hillery & Family 07/12/2018 $50.00 Patrick was an amazing young man! His smile was infectious and his heart was huge. Know he remains in our thoughts and prayers... Everyday with JOY!
Kathy Delaney 07/10/2018 $100.00  
In Memory of Patrick Waldron, David and Therese Rustowicz 07/09/2018 $50.00  
Kristin Hart 07/08/2018 $100.00 #PatStrong
Michael Hillery 07/07/2018 $24.00  
Christine Moloney 07/06/2018 $25.00 Thank you for being such an incredible role model Keith! Patrick is so lucky to have a dad like you who helps spread his love everyday. #ForeverPatStrong!!!
David Mislin 07/06/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/05/2018 $150.00  
Janet Denzak 07/05/2018 $100.00  
Michele Femia 07/05/2018 $100.00  
Karen Illig 07/05/2018 $100.00 To honor Patrick, with love from Karen Illig, Anna and Lauren Whistler.
Patrick Waldron 07/03/2018 $25.00 #patstrong
Anonymous Friend 07/02/2018 $25.00  
Paul Neureuter 07/02/2018 $50.00  
Jennifer Georger 07/02/2018 $25.00  
Sean and Terry Mahon 07/02/2018 $100.00 In honor of Patrick - Good luck out there!
Paul Wells 07/02/2018 $250.00 Good luck and keep the checking to a minimum. #PatStrong
Daniel Ward 07/02/2018 $100.00  
Karen Hernandez 06/30/2018 $100.00 We will never forget the hours spent playing soccer and hockey in the backyard. Thank you for all the laughs and your contagious smile! -The Stelley-Hernandez Family #PatStrong
Alison Ward 06/29/2018 $100.00 Much love and luck to you Uncle - stay Patstrong always.
Louisa Rogers 06/29/2018 $20.00 #PatStrong
Eric Pyne 06/29/2018 $100.00 From your friends at Urban Valet Cleaners
Steven and VIctoria Glamuzina 06/29/2018 $50.00  
Gretchen & Jon Kurtz 06/28/2018 $50.00 We are happy to support you in this great cause, Keith. Thinking of you, Julie, Maddie and family as you skate in honor of Patrick.
Cindy & Joe Kreuz 06/28/2018 $250.00 Im memory of a great young man
Bob and Michelle Schifferli 06/28/2018 $100.00  
JEFF and Gretchen Markarian 06/28/2018 $100.00 Keith, you are insticntly a great leader. I witnessed it with Rotary and Longview Niagara. I have no doubt you will exceed your goal here. Patstrong
Caitlyn Starck 06/28/2018 $100.00 #patstrong.
Sue, Ann, Cathy Straka 06/28/2018 $100.00 Good luck Keith - thinking of you and your family.
The Jordan Family 06/28/2018 $100.00 Skate hard!
Terry Allen Realty PA 06/28/2018 $100.00  
Thomas Rosenecker 06/27/2018 $100.00  
Bart LaFaso 06/27/2018 $100.00  
John Denzak 06/27/2018 $500.00 To Honor Patrick Waldron, a great young man who lived life to the fullest!!
Jeff Oak 06/27/2018 $100.00  
Dwight Moldenhauer 06/27/2018 $50.00  
Cameron Brown 06/27/2018 $100.00  
Peter Morris 06/27/2018 $50.00 In Patrick's memory and in Keith's honor
Debbie & Doron Feldman 06/27/2018 $200.00 We love and miss Patrick so much! Love you Keith, Julie & Maddie!
Rob Dean 06/27/2018 $50.00  
Therese Kurtz 06/27/2018 $50.00 Kick some butt Soul sister Keith
Michael Molisani 06/27/2018 $100.00 I think I owe you guys a visit on top of this. Missing you guys and Pat everyday. Good luck out there.
Howard Sadkin 06/26/2018 $100.00 Tear it up for Patrick!
Paul and Cindy Bickelmann 06/25/2018 $200.00 Love you! Good Luck- The Bickelmanns
PAUL & Lesa O’Connor 06/25/2018 $100.00 So proud of you Keith and even more grateful to have known Patrick! Forever in our hearts!
Live Like Kelly 06/15/2018 $100.00 A favorite saying from Kelly: "When your legs get tired, skate with your heart!" Her and Pat will be watching and cheering for you guys together!
Donna Burstein 06/11/2018 $100.00  
Don and Ann Brown 06/06/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Keith!
David & Grace Munschauer 06/05/2018 $100.00  
Rich and Mary Bennett 06/04/2018 $200.00 We hope to get there to watch and cheer you on!
Ellen Baum 05/30/2018 $100.00 Patrick had a beautiful big smile and his heart was even bigger! Keith I m wishing you a hat trick! xox
Cynthia Mannino 05/29/2018 $100.00 In honor of our son's memories.
Colin Reilly 05/28/2018 $25.00  
Kevin Keenan 05/10/2018 $100.00 Keith, Looking forward to seeing you lace up the skates! #PATSTRONG Kevin
Bob & Ann Schaefer 05/09/2018 $100.00 Good luck Keith---Next...Thursday night skates!
Emma Klak 05/07/2018 $50.00  
Eberhard Lawn Maintenance 04/30/2018 $250.00  
Patrick Waldron 04/29/2018 $100.00 #PATSTRONG
Andrew Dunbar 04/21/2018 $250.00 Patstrong
Jon & Gretchen Kurtz 04/15/2018 $100.00 Keith, What a wonderful way to honor your amazing son, Patrick, and his beautiful spirit that will always be present. ❤️
Ann Wegrzyn 04/11/2018 $250.00 Keith - what a great way to honor Patrick. Hoping to come see you on the ice! xoxo Ann and Bob
Doug & Janice Ross 04/03/2018 $250.00 Patrick & Kelly will be cheering you on from above. What a wonderful way to honor your boy! With love, Doug & Janice
William Mancini 03/31/2018 $50.00  
Danielle Blount 03/29/2018 $25.00  
Robert Ketteman 03/29/2018 $100.00 Keith/Julie/Maddie: This is an amazing way to continue honoring Patrick.... We miss him. Let it be.
Peter Gross 03/28/2018 $250.00  
Mike Munich 03/28/2018 $100.00 Patrick was a joy to be around. His memory will be eternal!
Cat Gawronski 03/28/2018 $20.00  
Francis Mulvey 03/27/2018 $100.00  
Mark Mistretta 03/27/2018 $50.00 You're a good man Keith! Best wishes with the event.
Jeremy Erny 03/26/2018 $100.00  
Chip Jones 03/26/2018 $200.00 Much success to you, I know you can get it done. Good luck. Chip
Bob O’Hern 03/25/2018 $100.00  
Gary Miller 03/24/2018 $100.00 Our prayers are with you
Niagara Metals Schanzlin 03/23/2018 $100.00 Good Luck Keith. Your friends at Niagara Metals
James Herzog 03/23/2018 $200.00 God bless you Kieth. Skate like a 16 year old. You are great
GARY CAPPELLINO 03/22/2018 $150.00  
Steve Fayett 03/22/2018 $100.00 End to end Keith!
James Mulcahy 03/22/2018 $250.00 Live Jesus in our hearts, forever
David Reedy 03/22/2018 $150.00 Great cause...all the best Keith
Karen & Craig Jones 03/22/2018 $100.00 Patrick will be skating right along with you! XO
John & Mimi Schanzlin 03/22/2018 $250.00 Great cause to break out the new Cooperalls Keith. Skate strong!
Keith Waldron 03/21/2018 $250.00 Love you forever buddy!
Kevin Gregory 03/21/2018 $250.00 Great to hear from you Keith. Best of luck with your effort and don't forget to have some fun too!
Dwight Moldenhauer 03/21/2018 $100.00  
John Gaffney 03/21/2018 $250.00 Go get them - have fun!!
Richard Suchan 03/21/2018 $100.00 Patrick will be with you in a big way!
Cynthia Cummings 03/21/2018 $50.00  
Frank & Carla Boccio 03/21/2018 $250.00 Keith, Patrick will be right there with you XOXO
Matthew Burstein 03/21/2018 $100.00 Skate safely Keith!
Anonymous Friend 03/21/2018 $200.00 Love the cause!!
Samuel Son and Company 03/21/2018 $200.00  
Marty Jay 03/21/2018 $100.00 Good luck for a good cause
Melanie Bunch 03/21/2018 $100.00 Honored to support this!
Kathryn Moloney 03/21/2018 $100.00 Sending big Patrick hugs your way, can’t wait to watch!! XOXOXOOO
  Total $12,098.00