Join Us For The Virginia Chapter
2017 Man & Woman Of The Year Campaign

Everyone wins when cancer loses.

2016 Gala 1

Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited ten-week competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles by raising funds for blood cancer research.  The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. Nationally in 2016, LLS' Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised $37.9 million for research and patient services. Locally, with the help of nine incredible candidates, the Virginia Chapter raised $476,000.  In March of 2017, the Virginia Chapter will launch its campaign, during which 12+ candidates from around the state will raise funds and compete for title of Man or Woman of the Year.

Candidates for Man & Woman of the Year are extraordinary people! Part of an elite group hand-selected by a team of LLS supporters, they share an incredible drive and compassion for others. Candidates are dynamic individuals who are well-connected in their communities and are relentless in their efforts to find cures for blood cancers. The campaign garners media attention both locally and nationally through digital, print, on-air & social media.

Grand Finale Gala
Sponsors, candidates, campaign teams, friends, family, survivors, and other LLS supporters will gather for the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year at a celebration that includes cocktails, a seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. This year's Gala will be held at the Altria Theater on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Are you interested in getting involved or nominating a candiate?
Please contact Adira Knopf at 804.774.2267 or for more information

Meet the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates

Debbie Belin

Lauren Blanchard

Jonathan Blank

Amanda Brzostowski

Mark Doloresco

Jordan Forbes

Laura French

Kerri O'Brien

Joey Slye

Lisa Spagnoli

Dwight Taylor

Lisa Zajur


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