Welcome to the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!

2014 Texas Gulf Coast Campaign Dates: March 20-May 30, 2014

2014 Grand Finale Gala
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 6:30-10:00 PM

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX

As you may know, this campaign is a unique and competitive one. All Candidates competing for the title of Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) agree to utilize their leadership abilities to conduct their own fundraising campaigns for LLS. The male and female candidates who raise the most during the ten weeks are named the chapter's Man & Woman of the Year. Their totals are then considered in naming national titles.

Candidates raise money in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year. They are patient heroes chosen for their strength and winning attitudes. Each becomes a spokesperson for the thousands of patients that have been helped by LLS?s patient services and research. The families have pledged to help the Candidates and campaign in a variety of ways, most importantly speaking at and attending events and motivating the Candidates.

Candidates are nominated by the Nominating Committee made up of chapter staff, local LLS supporters and the chapter Board of Trustees. Candidates typically have a personal connection to LLS or a willingness to learn about it; are self-motivators, enthusiastic, well-networked and success driven; have an interest in increasing public awareness of blood cancers; and have a track record of success in business and/or community endeavors. Each Candidate is asked to raise a minimum amount of $15,000.

Our 2013 campaign did outstanding and raised an astonishing $863,000 in just 10 short weeks. Congratulations to our 2013 Man and Woman of the Year, Jason Ryan and Carolyn Dodson. We are looking forward to great things in 2014!

Please feel free to contact Alex Franklin at alexandra.franklin@lls.org if you need additional information, wish to nominate a potential candidate, or want information on our upcoming campaign events. This year is going to be exciting!

Congratulations to our 2014 Man & Woman of the Year Winners


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