The National Capital Area Chapter
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign
Congratulations to all our 2016 Man & Woman of the Year candidates who raised a record-breaking $2.2 million!!!!!
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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 2017 campaign will begin with a Kick Off Celebration on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the black-tie Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 3, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC.
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 and Girl of the Year. These are local cancer survivors and sources of inspiration for the candidates and their teams. The 2017 honorees are Susanna Hardee and Devan Tatlow. Susanna, age eleven, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in July, 2012. She loves horseback riding, spending time with her family, and wants to be a Veterinarian when she grows up. She successfully finished treatment in 2014.
Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every nine minutes someone loses their battle. LLS is the world's largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to curing blood cancers improving the quality of life of patients. Fortunately, there is hope for a future free of blood cancers.
Are you interested in getting involved?
Please contact Lindsey Adkins at
Lindsey.Adkins@lls.org or 703.399.2912
for more information.
Meet the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates