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Welcome to the 2016 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign!

Meet the candidates who are helping beat blood cancers!

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Campaign Kickoff
Thursday, March 31st
The Buckhead Theatre
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Grand Finale
Saturday, June 11th
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
6:30pm - 11:00pm

For more information, contact Lexie Jachowicz at: or 404-720-7802.

Campaign 2016
Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited ten-week fundraising competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles, by raising funds for blood cancer research.  Our exciting 2016 event will begin with a kickoff celebration on Thursday, March 31st.  The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 11th at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

The Candidates
The ideal candidates are community and business leaders who are philanthropic, ambitious, socially active, resourceful, goal oriented, and passionate about making a difference in the lives of people suffering from blood cancers.  Their unstoppable ambition drives them to fundraise in a very large-scale capacity with record-breaking results.

The Honorees

Emory and Norah combined

Candidates raise funds in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year.  These are local cancer survivors and sources of inspiration for the candidates and their teams.  The 2016 honorees are Emory and Norah.  Emory was diagnosed at the end of his kindergarten year of school, at the age of 6, with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  He has recently completed three long years of chemotherapy.  Today, Emory is nine and in the fourth grade.  He loves sports - especially all of the local teams - Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta and Gwinnett Braves.  Emory is looking forward to life without chemotherapy soon!  Norah is six years old and ended her treatment for leukemia in July of 2014.  Diagnosed at just two years old, Norah went through years of treatment without any complaints.  Today, she is in the second grade, doing very well, and is an absolute joy to her family and friends!

The Reason
Every three minutes, somone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten minutes someone loses their battle.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to curing blood cancers and improving the quality of life of patients.  Fortunately, there is hope for a future free of blood cancers.


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