Orange County Inland Empire

Man & Woman of the Year

Congratulations to our 2017 Winners - Luke Rutherford and Sheri Stewart!!

2017winnersThe 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. Every dollar raised equals one vote, and the titels are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at our Grand Finale Gala

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.


Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candidate?
Please contact Cathy Sleva at 714-481-5602 or

Meet the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates

Dianne Callahan
Lighthearted Life

Danny Damian
Lakeside Financial Services Real Estate & Mortgage Lending

Michael Ivey
MiMedia Productions

Christal Kennedy
Five-Star Audio Visual

Luke Rutherford
Owner of Trestle Property

Sheila Shah
First Foundation Bank

Sheri Stewart

Alumni Team Wayne Hogrefe
Focus Diagnostics

Alumni Team Annie Kelly

Alumni Team Ricky Ricardo
Southern California Edison

Alumni Team Patty Sharpe
The Woodshed


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