Orange County Inland Empire
Man & Woman of the Year

We are thrilled to be bringing this exciting, mission-driven campaign back to Orange County & Inland Empire in 2017 for our
11th Annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!

Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate?
Please contact Sharon Bounvongxay at 714-481-5609 or

The Campaign
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 event will begin with a kickoff celebration on Tuesday, March 22nd. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Quest for Cures Gala on Saturday, June 4th at the Fairmont Newport Beach.

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.

The Reason
Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten minutes someone loses their battle. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to curing blood cancers and improving the quality of life of patients. Fortunately, there is hope for a future free of blood cancers.

Meet the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates


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