Los Angeles
Man & Woman of the Year

  If you wish to nominate a candidate or get involved with our 2016 Man &Woman of the Year  campaign, please contact  Lauren Plichta lauren.plichta@lls.org or 310-846-5176 or ellie simpson ellie.simpson@lls.org or 310-342-5804. 

Each year, across the country, a select group of dynamic, passionate individuals engage in a spirited 10-week competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles, by raising funds to support LLS' mission. Every dollar raised equals one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at our Grand Finale Gala.


Candidates compete in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer survivors. Candidates are from all walks of life, but have a few characteristics in common: a passion for a world without cancer, and a drive to succeed.

The 2016 campaign will launch on Sunday, March 20, 2016 and culminates at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Meet the 2016 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates

Sarah Chambless
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Danielle Demott
Top Shelf Demo

Anna Donlon
Riot Games

Ben Dukes
Country Singer

Jonathan Eisenberg

Kacie Flowers

Vivianne Gomez
Union Bank

Toni Anita Hull
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Rebecca Kaviani
City of Hope

Tim Lane

Joseph McKenna
Ernst & Young

Tonya McKenzie
Real Estate Agent Magazine

Elex Michaelson
ABC 7 News

Lauren Mills
Metropolitan State Hospital

Scott Neithercut
Lenox Advisors

Heidi Netzley

Katie Plichta
Akin Gump Strauss

Megan Randolph
North American Title

Midge Reisman
Parents Against Leukemia

David Stone
William Morris Endeavor

Star Tomlinson
The Drain Co.

Victoria Venturi
Paper Epiphanies


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