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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, March 5, 2015. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale on Thursday, May 14, 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.

Candidates raise funds in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, who are local cancer survivors and sources of inspiration. Check back soon to see our announcement of the 2015 Boy & Girl of the Year!

2015 marks the Kansas City Man & Woman of the Year?s 25th anniversary. It has grown to be a $500,000+ event annually and one of our signature events,

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 Executive 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.


Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate for the 2015 campaign?
Contact Mackenzie Kautzi at
913.262.1515 or
for more information.

We are thrilled to be bringing this extremely exciting, mission-driven campaign back to Kansas City for our 25th annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!


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