Random Acts of Light

Random Acts of Light is a movement to bring light to people dealing with a blood cancer and who are feeling overwhelmed in the darkness that can come with a cancer diagnosis.

Celebrities and local heroes surprise people touched by blood cancers with special surprise meetings – Random Acts of Light – to help brighten their lives during a dark time and create awareness for the critical need to find new treatments and cures for blood cancer patients.

Random Acts of Light in 2016

New York

On August 15, LLS surprised 11 year-old 2015 LLS Boy of The Year Quinton Ward with the opportunity to meet his Yankees heroes, Andy Pettitte, Tino Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Cecil Fielder, Doc Gooden and Jim Leyritz at the Dynasty Event hosted by Steiner Sports in New York City. Proceeds from the event and silent auction were all donated to LLS and totaled $9,376.60.


On October 8, LLS surprised Alex Hawkins with the chance to meet her favorite athlete and famed Atlanta Hawks player, Dominique Wilkins. Alex, a lymphoma survivor, met Dominique in advance of Atlanta’s Light The Night Walk, and the two played the most memorable pickup basketball game of Alex’s life.

Long Island

On October 15, LLS surprised 9 year-old lymphoma survivor Olivia Macchio with the opportunity of a lifetime - to meet Jenna Bush Hager. This amazing moment took place at the Culinary Academy of Long Island in advance of Long Island’s Light The Night Walk, where the two baked cookies together.

San Jose

On October 22, LLS surprised Liam Sousa, a two and a half year-old boy battling leukemia, with a Random Act of Light – to meet San Jose Earthquakes player, Matheus Silva in advance of San Jose’s Light The Night Walk. Liam, who recently relapsed, spent the afternoon playing with Matheus at his home.

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