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 Alyssa Carillo at 714-481-5602 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 2017 event will begin with a kickoff celebration on Sunday, March 19th. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Man & Woman of the Year Gala Quest for Cures on Friday, June 2nd, at The Duke Hotel 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

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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