Every 3 minutes someone
in the US is diagnosed with
a blood cancer
Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.
Every 9 minutes
someone in the US dies
of a blood cancer
Our commitment to curing cancer.
Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. In fact, almost half of the new anti-cancer drugs approved by the U.S. FDA from 2000 through 2013 were originally designed to treat blood cancers, and LLS helped advance most of them.
The funds raised through LLS's Man & Woman of the Year are used:
The Boy & Girl of the Year
The Boy & Girl of the Year are local blood cancer survivors who provide inspiration and motivation to candidates during their campaign, as well as support for their appeals. The candidates compete in honor of them.