Welcome to the 2016 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign!
Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate for the 2016 campaign? Please contact Lexie Jachowicz at 404-720-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Congratulations to our 2015 Man & Woman of the Year, Brian Fuller and Lauren Fernandez, and to all of our 2015 candidates who raised a record-breaking $1,028,714!
Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited ten-week fundraising competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Soceity'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 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.
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!
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.