Young Midlands boy fights for a cure with golf tournament

Photo Credit: Sara Jane Harris

Each year more than 7,000 children are diagnosed with Leukemia.

In May of 2008, Levi Vasquez was one of them."He is the sweetest little thing and tough and has endured more things in his life than most people do in their lives and he's three, said Stacey Vasquez, Levi TMs mom.

Every couple of weeks Levi comes to the Palmetto Children TMs Hospital in Columbia to receive treatments, but he'd rather be doing something else.

"He loves golf, his dad is a big golfer, so he's been out on the golf course since he was a year old," said Vasquez.That TMs why Vasquez came up with the idea to hold a charity golf tournament in Levi TMs name.

Proceeds from the March 6th event go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Vasquez hopes the money will help researchers find a cure.

"I hope that it will help find a medicine, that you don't have to have for so long, that doesn't knock you down and allows kids to be kids," Stacey Vasquez.

1st Annual Levi TMs Cure for Leukemia Golf Tournament: When: Saturday March 6th, 2010 Registration: 9 AMTee Time: 10 AM

18 Hole, Best Ball Tournament, Captain TMs Choice 4 Man Team, $50 per playerPrizes awarded: 1st, 2nd and Last-place Teams; Longest Drive, Closest to the Pink, and Hole-in-One.Sign up as a team, Deadline for registration is February 15th

Contact: Stacey Vasquez,