The National Capital Area Chapter
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign
We are thrilled to be bringing this exciting, mission-driven campaign back to Washington, DC in 2016 for our
25th Annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!
Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate for the 2016 campaign?
Contact Claudia Lay at 703-399-2929 or Claudia.Lay@lls.org
for more information.
Congratulations to our 2015 Man & Woman of the Year
Kevin Rohalmin & Katie Simmons Hickey
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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 2016 campaign will begin with a Kick Off Celebration on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the black-tie Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the J.W. Marriott, 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 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 and every ten 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.