The National Capital Area Chapter
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

The Campaign

We are excited to once again have dynamic and passionate candidates engaging in a ten-week intensive fundraising competition.  They work hard to try to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles by raising funds for blood cancer research. The 2015 campaign kicks off on April 2, 2015 and culminates in a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 13. 

The Candidates

The 24 candidates for 2015 are community based 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 ambition drives them to fundraise in a very large-scale capacity working towards our $1.65 million goal! See below for the full list of candidates.

The Reason

Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.  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.

The Honorees

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 2015 honorees are Hope Veazey and Noah Ramirez.  Hope, age 8, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013. She loves riding her bike and can't wait for the pool to open this summer!  Noah, age 7 was diagnosed with ALL when he was just 5 years old.  His journey has been long, but nothing has kept him from smiling.  Both expect to finish their full treatment in 2016.

Meet the 2015 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates

Keith Apton
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Emily Baird

Theo Bell
Epic Consulting, LLC

Brandon Clay
David Yurman

Sarah Edwards

Leigh Genetti

Megan Imbert
Symantec Corporation

Tamara Jack

Ali Kavianpour

Katie Kelly
Montgomery County Public Schools

Stormy Knowles
U.S. Army

Lisa Maurer
BDO USA LLP Tours for Humanity

Josh McCabe
Clyde's Restaurant Group The Hamilton

Jessica Moore
The Walt Disney Company

Paul Mozzocci
WAMU 88.5 / American University

Megan Murray
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Scott Randolph

Kevin Rohalmin
New Look Auto Appearance

Christie Shell
Robert Half Technology

Katie Simmons Hickey
The Simmons Team George Mason Mortgage

Peter Webb

Brendan Westlund


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