Random Acts of Light

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

Celebrities and local heroes surprise people touched by blood cancers with special 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 2018

Long Island, NY

A triple threat collaboration among LLS, New York Community Bank (NYCB) and WWE surprised Long Island cancer survivor, Luke Lang, with a meet and greet from WWE Superstars Roman ReignsTM, Bobby LashleyTM and Dolph ZigglerTM as NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, hosted WWE Monday Night RAW on May 7.

West Palm Beach, FL

For the second year in a row, Houston Astros star pitcher and 2017 World Series Champion Lance McCullers Jr. surprised a blood cancer survivor with a "Day in the Life of a Pitcher." Eight-year-old, Burkitt's lymphoma survivor Zachariah Katz participated in a special visit with the Astros all-star pitcher at the ballpark. To cap off this incredible experience, Lance surprised Zachariah with autographed memorabilia.

Random Acts of Light in 2017

Nashville, TN

On June 6, we kicked off National Random Acts of Light Day (June 13) with "Nashville" star Charles Esten who surprised 19-year-old leukemia survivor, Jordan Smith, with an exclusive backstage pass to the rehearsal for the CMT Music Awards, which he hosted, and two tickets to the live taping of the CMT Music Awards the next day.

Dayton, OH

Light The Night National Honorary Chair Charles Esten surprised Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) survivor Caitlin Hensley with VIP tickets to his "Nashville Tour" concert in Dayton, OH, on "Living Dayton."

West Palm Beach, FL

LLS surprised Andrew Dawson, an 8-year-old baseball fan and blood cancer survivor, with a Random Act of Light – to meet the Houston Astros' star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. for a "Day in the Life of a Pitcher." The surprise took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, and Lance took Andrew on a private tour of the clubhouse, spending time on the field and in the bullpen talking strategy for the next day's game. Lance also gave Andrew autographed memorabilia.

Philadelphia, PA

LLS surprised Harrison Willing, a 13-year-old football fan and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma survivor, with a Random Act of Light – to meet his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins, at a training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. Harrison got to meet his favorite players and received signed gear.

Houston, TX

The Texas Gulf Chapter Light The Night sponsor, Gexa Energy, created a once in a lifetime gift for a Houston blood cancer patient. As a part of LLS's Random Acts of Light Campaign, LLS and Houston's Gexa Energy surprised Kelli Shepherd, a single mother diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), with one full year of free electricity.

Also immediately following Hurricane Harvey, LLS, as part of its 16-year partnership with Burlington, surprised Mateo Rubio, 3, and his mother, Ana Torres, each with a $500 gift card to Burlington to help replace items they lost during the hurricane. Mateo was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January of this year, and he and his mother lost everything in the storm.

Long Island, NY

LLS leveraged its relationship with the New York Islanders to surprise Brandon Bloom, an 8-year-old Islanders fan and Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma fighter. After receiving a surprise video from Islander Shane Prince just days earlier, Brandon took the ice with the team at their practice facility in Long Island. LLS and the Islanders worked together to arrange for Brandon to receive custom hockey gear, an honorary locker in the locker room for the day, a tour of the practice facility and ice time.