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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. 

The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.  The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the year.

 Tickets to the Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala on June 23, 2018 are available here
 For additional information, please contact Diana Rukaj at
203-388-9172 or Diana.Rukaj@lls.org.

Ways to Get Involved

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Donate to a Man & Woman of the Year Candidate

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Join a Candidate's Team and help them raise funds 

Meet the Connecticut & Westchester Hudson Valley Candidates

Meet the Connecticut & Westchester Hudson Valley Boy & Girl of the Year

Meet the Boy & Girl of the Year

Callie Zola

Callie Zola

Connecticut & Westchester Hudson Valley chapter
Gio

Gio Toribio

Connecticut & Westchester Hudson Valley chapter
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The Future of Blood Cancer Research

Lab Tour and Discussion at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, Smilow Research Center Smilow Seminar Room in New York City.

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The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, NY will cap off a ten-week campaign in which participants compete to see who can raise the most money to help find cures for all blood cancers. About 500 people are expected to attend this 

Connecticut & Westchester Hudson Valley News & Announcements

Man & Woman of the Year
May 2, 2018

Spontaneous Weeping

Read this article in Westchester Family Magazine about Corinne Zola's experience dealing with the cancer of her daughter, Girl of the Year, Callie Zola.
Man & Woman of the Year
April 10, 2018

2018 Girl of the Year

  Callie Zola   Callie Zola is a 17-year-old Mamaroneck High School senior, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma just after turning 16 years old in the midst of midterm exams during her junior year. She subsequently missed six months of school during her chemotherapy treatment. While…
Man & Woman of the Year
April 10, 2018

2018 Boy of the Year

  Gio Toribio                                                                            Giovanni ‘Gio’ Toribio is a spunky, outgoing 6-year-old who was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma in July 2016. Gio underwent almost a year of chemo and is currently cancer free. He has not only…

Contact

Diana Rukaj
Campaign Director
203-388-9172 
Diana.Rukaj@lls.org

Dana Robbin
Campaign Manager
203-388-9164
Dana.Robbin@lls.org 

Frank Longinotti
Campaign Specialist
203-388-9186
Frank.Longinotti@lls.org

Devon O'Toole
Campaign Assistant
203-388-9175
Devon.Otoole@lls.org