CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR WINNERS,
MARTHA SHAKER & ROBBY POTEAT!!!
Our 11 candidates raised over $805,000 during their 10 week campaign! The Tri-State Chapter is also proud to have raised a total of $1.5 million between the Cincinnati and Dayton campaigns; the most money for the Man & Woman of the Year campaign in the entire country!
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. The fundraising competition will culminate with a celebration of everyone's efforts at the Grand Finale Celebration, which includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction complete with web and text bidding.
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.
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.
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.
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!