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MWOY Knoxville

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. 

The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.  The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the year.

Congratulations to the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and winners.  Now we are looking forward to the 2018 campaign.  We are excited for the Campaign starting March 8th and celebrating the success at the Grand Finale on May 18th.

If you would like to support LLS by donating to either a candidate, purchasing a ticket or table to the Grand Finale, buying an ad in the Grand Finale program or becoming a Sponsor, please click here.

For additional information please contact Lori Friel, Campaign Manager, at Lori.Friel@lls.org

Meet the Knoxville Candidates

Meet the Boy & Girl of the Year

Girl of the Year

Lilly Bitner

Girl of the year

Knoxville chapter
Boy of the Year

Johnny Sawyer Dyer

Boy of the year

Knoxville chapter

Local Campaign Events


The Campaign Kickoff Event will be held at Merchants of Beer in the Old City on Thursday, March 8.  Come celebrate the beginning of the 10-week fundraising competition and support the candidates as they raise money for live-saving research and financial assistance for patients and their families.

Midpoint Celebration
Event coming soon

Come celebrate the success of the local men and women who ran has candidates and raised as many funds as possible over the 10-weeks.   Purchase a ticket at $75 or a table of 10 for $600 to the Grand Finale here.