Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dallas Light The Night Honored Hero: Bennett Towbin

Bennett posing with Dallas Stars Center
Vern Fiddler before a game
The Light The Night Walk (LTN) to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) celebrates participants in all stages of a cancer battle - patients, survivors, caregivers, friends and family.  Each year the LTN team selects a couple honored heroes for each walk site to serve as inspiration.

Bennett Towbin is the embodiment of the expression - "don't underestimate the little things."  The North Texas Chapter first met Bennett and his family at the 2015 Dallas Light The Night when they walked under the team name "Don't Mess With Towbin."  The name couldn't be more fitting for this little guy.

In March 2014 he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at two-and-a-half years old.  Doctors went after this diagnosis with an aggressive treatment plan that put him into remission within the first month.  Now he is a year into the maintenance phase of his treatment regimen and will continue it through Summer 2017.  

Life is slowly returning back to normal for Bennett, despite the fact that he will be closely monitored by doctors for the next several years.  His family marvels at the strength and maturity Bennett showed during the initial phase of his treatment and knows he will finish out his maintenance phase with the same courage and determination.  

The North Texas Chapter is thrilled that "Don't Mess With Towbin" will be back at the 2016 Dallas Light The Night Walk at Trinity Groves.  Walk along side Bennett and other blood cancer survivors on Sunday, November 6th by registering today at

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