givingHood stories: shining a light on acton's lou levine
- At last year’s Final Four, Lou Levine was honored by the Coaches versus Cancer program, receiving the prestigious Champion Award. But this soulful referee is not motivated by recognition: “I do it because everyone has a loved one, friend, or acquaintance, who has been impacted by this terrible disease. We need awareness and we need donations to find a cure,” said Levine. (louvscancer.com)
- During halftime at a recent MetroWest basketball game at Dedham High School, Levine made a brief announcement about his grassroots campaign—Lou vs. Cancer— sharing with fans that he has raised $600,000+ over the past 7 years for The American Cancer Society.
- Raising money from fans, sponsors, the sale of his “pink whistles,” and (100% of) his officiating fees, Levine has been spreading his philanthropic message at 1,600+ local games where he has officiated. “It’s the power of one,” Levine said. “Everybody can do something. I began doing this and it just kept building and building….I really believe referees are supposed to be role models and educators.” (Boston Globe)
- Sporting events have been cancelled all around the state and country, but it’s still “Game On” for Lou Levine!
- To learn more and to support Lou’s valiant efforts visit: louvscancer.com