Local Teen and Cancer Survivor Named Honored Hero for Westchester/Rockland Light The Night Walk

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Connecticut Westchester Lower Hudson Valley Chapter announced Charlie Levine as Honored Hero for the 2017 Light The Night® (LTN) Walk on Saturday, November 4 at Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow.

To inspire fundraising, Charlie attended a rally for the “Greene Team,” comprised of LLS  employees at the national headquarters in Rye Brook. LLS’s national staff and 56 chapters throughout the country form “Greene Teams” to fundraise for Light the Night, in honor of long-time LLS employee Trish Greene, who lost her battle with cancer.

“Charlie was selected as Honored Hero because he is an inspiring young man who fundraised for last year’s Light The Night campaign even while going through chemotherapy and other life-saving cancer treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL),” said Deborah Barker, LLS Executive Director.  “Charlie’s family’s team, Strike Out Leukemia, raised more than $27,000 last year and this year their goal is $100,000.”

“I’m honored to be a part of the 2017 Light The Night Experience. It’s incredibly humblingamazing to know I’m making an impact by motivating others to bring us all closer to a world without cancer,” said Charlie Levine, Westchester 2017 Light The Night Honored Hero.

This year, Light The Night will be held on November 4 at Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow. To register for Light The Night, contact the Connecticut Westchester Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 203-388-9174 or roger.drake@lls.org, or online at lightthenight.org.