Iowa Chapters' Man & Woman of the Year
(Central Iowa candidates: front row: Angie Sly, Boy of the Year Joe, Seth Robb, Jamie Morrow, Spencer Cox, Girl of the Year Kalista, Nicole Rayman. back row: Shane Hefty, 2013 Honorary Chair Dr. Richard Deming, Bradie Weeter.)
(Eastern Iowa candidates: front row: James Mezhir, M.D., Girl of the Year Morgan, Boy of the Year Flynn, K.C. Pochobradsky. back row: Amy Frank, Amber Hoyt, Jennifer Bohr, Sandy Kray, Darcy Dzick-Hammer, Desiree Emrich, Jacki Finley, (and not pictured: Tatum Buse.)
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 2012 campaign is over and we are so grateful to our candidates and sponsors. The fundraising competitions culminated with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Gala, with dinner, drinks, and a fabulous live and silent auction. The 2012 candidates collectively raised over $380,000 for blood cancer research and patient services. Plans are underway for 2013, so stay tuned for more information!
The ideal candidates are community and business leaders who are philanthropic, ambitious, socially active, resourceful 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.
All participants raise funds in honor of the Girl and Boy of the Year.
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 Society volunteer. Spencer died of leukemia at the age of 39. It was in John's memory that Hastings began supporting the Society'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.
Although someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes, there is a 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.
For More Information contact Sharon Keeling, Des Moines Campaign Manager at 515-270-6169 or email@example.com or Jenna Sager, Eastern Iowa Campaign Manager at 515-778-7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org