Atlanta

MWOY 2015 Website

Congratulations to Atlanta's 2014 Man & Woman of the Year Winners! 

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Man of the Year - Dr. Neal Shah of Feather Touch Dental
Woman of the Year - Krystall Waters of UBS Private Wealth Management

Hausler All Star

Atlanta's All Star Candidate - Susan Hausler
National 1st Runner Up

Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate for the 2015 campaign?
Contact Tracy Manning at: Tracy.Manning@lls.org or 404-720-7803 for more information.

Campaign 2015
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 2015 campaign will start with a Kick Off Celebration on Thursday, April 2, 2015. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

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.

Honorees
Candidates raise funds in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer survivors and sources of inspiration.

History
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign began in 1990 in San Francisco to honor John Spencer, a valued employee at Hastings Clothier in San Francisco and a LLS volunteer. Spencer died of leukemia at the age of 39. It was in John's memory that Hastings began supporting the LLS's Northern California Chapter with the San Francisco Man & Woman of the Year event. Now, more than 40 Man & Woman of the Year campaigns occur across the nation, making this a highly visible fundraising program.

The Reason
Although someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer every three minutes, there is great hope for the future. LLS is the world's largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and families.

The Other Reason
FUN! Everyone involved with Man & Woman of the Year is surrounded by diverse people, a dedicated staff, and a supportive Leadership Committee. Additionally, there are a number of fantastic parties, including the Grand Finale Gala which provides candidates the opportunity to gain new friends and contacts.

 

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