Teeing off to help cure Leukemia
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 22:39:50 GMT —
Golfers are hitting the links for a good cause, and thousands of dollars have already been raised.
Levi's Cure for Leukemia Golf Tournament kicks off Saturday.
You may recall about a month ago, we introduced you to little Levi Vasquez, a young Midlands boy with a big passion for the game of golf.
In May of 2008, Vasquez was diagnosed with Leukemia.
While currently there is no cure for the disease, Levi's mom, Stacey, hopes raising money with a charity golf tournament will get researchers a little bit closer to finding one.
"I hope that it will help find a medicine that you don't have to have for so long, that doesn't know you down and allows kids to be kids," Stacey says.
Levi's Cure for Leukemia Golf Tournament takes place Saturday at the Charwood Country Club.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Organizers say they've already raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Charwood Country Club Host of Levi's Cure for Leukemia Golf Tournament
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