The National Capital Area Chapter
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign
The 22 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 to beat our $1.65 million goal! See below for the full list of candidates.
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.
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.