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MWOY Dayton

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 & thank you to all 2018 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. What a tremendous campaign this has been for not only LLS but the Dayton Community. You represent the best of Dayton. You represent the definition of teamwork and joining together in search of a common goal.... a world free of cancer!

That's right Dayton, You raised $375,000


Now let's meet the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year!


Satheesh kathula, MD & Pam Thomas-Grieshop

Thank you both, for your dedication and support of our mission!




Ways to Get Involved


Donate to a Man & Woman of the Year Candidate


Join a Candidate's Team and help them raise funds 

Meet the Dayton Candidates


Please join us in our fight to cure blood cancers as we kick off the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year campaign

Midpoint Celebration
Event coming soon

Please join us for the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale!

Dayton News & Announcements

February 7, 2018

Meet Our Honored Hero, Addison Henderson

Addison was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on September 28, 2012. She was just 6 years old and a 1st grader at Southdale Elementary. In the weeks leading up to her diagnosis, Addison had been running low grade fevers. She was diagnosed with an ear infection and strep throat and…
February 7, 2018

Meet Our Honored Hero, Gabe Duplechian

  Gabe, our brilliant, bubbly, only child, had been very healthy until the age of seven, when mysterious things began happening to his body. Starting with the inability to use his right arm, then swelling of his feet, Gabe endured other baffling symptoms for three painful months. Upon  seeing a…
October 31, 2017

2018 Executive Leadership Team

Neerja Chaudhry (Chair)- Ameriprise Financial Alana Harman               Ann Bockrath - Ann Bockrath DDS                                             Anne Marie Singleton - McGohan Brabender  Annette Quarin - Direct Energy  Chris Fillinger - Merck  Chris Small - American Testing Services …



 Cris Peterson

   Dayton Area Director

   office: 513-698-2426

   cell: 937-469-6404

   email: Cris.Peterson@lls.org



   Doug Thrush

   Dayton Campaign Specialist

   office: 513-698-2460

   email: Douglas.Thrush@lls.org