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Congratulations to our 2014 Candidates!

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Thank you to our wonderful and amazing 11 candidates! Together you have raised over $560,000 towards blood cancer research in support of the LLS mission!
                                                                              
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 and patient services. Our exciting 2014 campaign will start with a fun Kick Off in the early spring, and  culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at The Grand Finale Gala. The Grand Finale includes drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, lively conversation, and a fabulous silent and live auction. 
 
The Candidates
The candidates are community and business leaders who are philanthropic, ambitious, socially active, resourceful and passionate about making a difference in the lives of people suffering from blood cancers. 
 
Honored Heroes 
All participants will raise funds in honor of our campaign heroes, our Young Man and Young Lady of the Year.  Candidates may also raise funds in honor of their personal heroes.
 
History
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign began in 1990 in San Francisco to honor John Spencer, a valued employee at Hastings Clothier in San Francisco and a Society volunteer. Spencer died of leukemia at the age of 39. It was in John's memory that Hastings began supporting the Society's Northern California Chapter with the San Francisco Man & Woman of the Year event. Now, more than 40 Man & Woman of the Year campaigns occur across the nation, making this a highly visible fundraising program. The 2014 campaign will mark the 11th  annual competition in the Dayton area.
 
The Reason
Although someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes, there is great hope for the future. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in our mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
 
The Other Reason
FUN! Everyone involved with Man & Woman of the Year is surrounded by diverse people, a dedicated staff, and a supportive committee. Additionally, there are a number of fantastic parties, including the Grand Finale Gala which provides candidates the opportunity to gain new friends, contacts and exposure.
 
For More Information
To support one of our candidates, become a sponsor, volunteer at the event or get more information about the campaign, please contact us!  Call the Tri-State/Southern Ohio Chapter toll free at 1-877-671-2873 today!
                                   
 
 

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