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

Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate for the 2016 campaign?  Please contact Bobbie Jo Gainey at 706-733-4190 or for more information.


Congratulations to our 2015 Man & Woman of the Year, Michael Carraway and Rebecca Sterner, and to all of our 2015 candidates who raised a record-breaking $414,922!

2015 candidate class at finale 

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 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 10th.  The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Gala on Friday, May 20th at The Legnds Club.

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

William and Libby 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 William and Libby.  William was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma at the young age of 2.  Today, William is 8 years old and enjoys soccer, flag football, golf, baseball and video games.  Libby is 10 years old and is undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  She has high hopes that her treatment will come to an end this September 2016.  Libby enjoys cheerleading, crafts, playing with her friends, singing and having fun!

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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