Friday, February 11, 2011

Awards and Honors

Last November was our first Light the Night walk to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Yesterday evening, the family attended the Award ceremony to honor top fundraisers and celebrate the success of the walk.  Over $800,000 was raised and awards were given to family teams, corporate teams and individuals.  Thanks to the support of our wonderful family and friends, Team Superman Sammy was awarded a place in the top five fundraising teams in Westchester County.  Sammy literally glowed as he went up to receive the award from the stage.

It was an emotional night.  We met up with Peter's family, and Dr. C was also in attendance as Montefiore Hospital had raised money for the cause too.   I also met the mom of brave A from Anthony's Army...a young boy who also has leukemia.  I 'met' his mom through a mutual friend and we became Face Book buddies.  It was wonderful to actually meet her and we discovered there was something else A and Sammy have in common...

They are the 2011 Honored Patients!  This means they will become the faces of the walk in the media and all promotional literature.  They will attend the various functions arranged throughout the year and will feature in the actual Light the Night walk on November 5th.  This is a HUGE honor and a chance for Sammy and his family to actively help others.  Sammy was very happy to take on his new role, and I hope it helps to teach him about compassion and caring.  He is still fighting his own battle but we feel it is time for this change in attitude for all of us.

So....without further ado, I present to you the wonderfully brave boys who will lead the walk for the cure:


  1. How wonderful. I bet you were so proud, right along with Sammy. Have a great weekend!
    xo, Shannon

  2. Thanks, was a wonderful moment.

  3. Congratulations!! I hope for the best for you throughout! Sending my love!

  4. Hi, just a quickie to let you know I have a blog award over at mine The enigmatic, masked blogger

  5. Thank you so much, Mask. What a great honor.


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