Welcome to the 2017 Augusta Man & Woman of the Year campaign!
Everyone wins when Cancer Loses!
Whether moved by a personal experience with blood cancer or motivated to make an impact, there are men and women all over this country committing their support to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign
Candidates compete in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors: the Boy & Girl of the Year. The competition is a culmination of innovative ways to raise money for blood cancer research. Each candidate connects with family, friends and business contacts for as much support as possible to be awarded the title of Man or Woman of the Year. It's a title that goes beyond just winning, it's one that brings significant research possibilites, saving the lives of patients in need.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among a select group of individuals in the community. While each candidate conducts their own campaign, all candidates are united by one goal: to use their leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives.
By accepting the nomination, candidates will have 10 weeks beginning the day of the kickoff to accumulate the most "votes" and every dollar raised counts as one vote. The male and female candidates who raise the most votes during the campaign are named the Man & Woman of the Year at the Grand Finale Gala.
Candidates run in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer survivors and sources of inspiration. Candidates are people who are passionate about finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. From corporate presidents to ultra marathoners, the diverse candidates and nominees always have two qualities in common: humanity and passion.
More than 1 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from a blood cancer. Someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes. New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will account for nine percent of the 1.5 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States this year.
We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Proceeds from the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year campaign support our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
For more information on the Augusta Man & Woman of the Year campaign, please contact:
Bobbie Jo Gainey, Campaign Director: BobbieJo.Gainey@lls.org or 706-733-4190
Congratulations to the 2016 Man of the Year: Stu Baker of NewFire Giving & Low Country Clothier and 2016 Woman of the Year: Stephanie Senn, Homemaker & Community Volunteer
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