Community rallies to support one of its own |

Community rallies to support one of its own

Robert Lesko
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Friends have set up a donation website for Robert titled “Let’s Go for Lesko!” Please visit

Robert Lesko, a resident of Grand Junction, devoted employee at Redlands Middle School, and admired local volunteer, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Lesko’s family, co-workers and friends are collaborating on several fundraising efforts to support him. All monies raised will go directly to the Lesko family.

Here are a couple of ways you can help:

Let’s Go Lesko! — This fundraiser at Redlands Middle School is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20. There will be a Walk-a-Thon from 2-5 p.m. School students will solicit donations for laps and/or time walked. A Chili Supper and Silent Auction is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. The chili dinner is just $5 per person or $20 per family. Delicious desserts will be available for sale and everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on a wide range of fabulous silent auction items.

Also, you can order a “Let’s Go Lesko” T-shirt to show your support. As the lead custodian at Redlands Middle School, Robert has always been known to say, “It’s all about the kids.” Organizers of this event want to make this event “All about Robert!” To donate an item to the silent auction or for more information, call the Redlands Middle School at 970-254-7000.

Action Pistol Group / United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Fundraiser Match — Lesko has served as a volunteer and talented coach with the Action Pistol Group in Grand Junction for many years. His countless friends in the organization have designated the Saturday, Nov. 23, USPSA Match as a fundraiser for Lesko. All match registration fees will be donated to the fund set up by Lesko’s employer.

In addition, participants will have the option to make separate donations which will be collected at the event on Nov. 23. The match will be held at the William Jarvis Shooting Facility in Whitewater. Safety meeting at 9:45 a.m. and match begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $20. For more information, visit

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