Congratulations to our 2014 National
Man & Woman of the Year Winners

image of Christos Giannoulias - National Man of the Year

Christos Giannoulias

Illinois Chapter
with Piper Novak, National Girl of the Year

image of Samara Wolpe - National Woman of the Year

Samara Wolpe

California Southland Chapter - Los Angeles Campaign
with Jordan Shahbaz, National Boy of the Year


National Runners Up

Man of the Year, Runner Up - Gary DePreta, National Capital Area Chapter

Woman of the Year, Runner Up - Michelle Fee, Southern Florida Chapter - Ft. Lauderdale Campaign

National All Stars

Man of the Year All Star Alumni - Ryan LaFontaine, Michigan Chapter

Woman of the Year All Star Alumni - Kim Tindall, South Central Texas Chapter - San Antonio Campaign




The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society extends its gratitude to all of the local winners and All Star Alumni participants for helping to save the lives of blood cancer patients.

The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year-because everyone wins when cancer loses. The titles are awarded to the men and women in each community who raise the most funds during the ten-week campaign; the top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles. You can aid in their efforts by donating to or joining their campaigns not someday, but today.





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