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Ridgefield's Zuccaro Named Light The Night Honoree For Fighting Leukemia

Michael Zuccaro, of Ridgefield, has been named an honoree of the 2016 Fairfield County Light the Night event.
Michael Zuccaro, of Ridgefield, has been named an honoree of the 2016 Fairfield County Light the Night event. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has named Ridgefield resident Michael Zuccaro an honoree for its 2016 Fairfield County Light The Night Event on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Stamford.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Event raises money to support blood cancer research and provide services to patients and their families. Each Light The Night Event honors local blood cancer survivors and commemorates individuals who have lost their lives to these diseases.

Zuccaro knew something was wrong when bruising appeared on his body that wouldn’t go away. After blood tests, he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, one month before his daughter, Natalie, was born. He was in the hospital for two weeks and his wife, Jennifer, stayed in the hospital with him while they waited for the birth of their daughter.

After eight months of treatment, Zuccaro was declared cancer free and celebrated his one-year anniversary in January. He loves the Jets, Mets and playing soccer and softball in his free time.

Light The Night is an inspirational community event that raises awareness and pays for groundbreaking research and treatment options to eliminate cancer. Light The Night brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, researchers, colleagues and caregivers. During this event, participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to blood cancer.

Since its inception in 1999, the Light The Night campaign has culminated in nearly 200 walks across North America has helped raise more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today.

The October Light The Night walk will take place at Harbor Point Commons Park in Stamford. Click here to register .

To learn how to become involved, call the Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter’s Light The Night main line at 203- 388-9196 or visit their website .

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