Kansas City

Welcome to the 2016
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!
The Leukemia &  Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a national ten-week campaign to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancer. The campaign includes individuals in the community who agree to utilize their leadership abilities and resources to conduct their own fundraising campaigns to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund blood cancer research and provide education and support services for
patients and their families.
Congratulations to our 2015 Man & Woman of the Year Winners!
Winners 2015
Janet Kiburz               Brian Ward
   Cerner Corporation      Cushman & Wakefield

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 Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles, by raising funds for blood cancer research. Our exciting 2016 campaign will start with a Kick Off Celebration on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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 2016 Boy & Girl of the Year!

2016 marks the Kansas City Man & Woman of the Year?s 26th 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 2016 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 26th annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!


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