Join Us For The Virginia Chapter
2016 Man & Woman Of The Year Campaign


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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 2015, LLS's Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised over $32.5 million for research and patient services.  On March 13, 2016, the Virginia Chapter will launch its campaign, during which 12+ candidates from around the state will raise funds and compete for the Virginia 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, "An Evening with the Stars," will be held in the newly renovated Altria Theater on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Meet the 2016 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates

Erika Burford
Citizens Bank

Brett Christian

Lynne Geisz

Thomas Glazier
Richardson, Overstreet, & Glazier, Ltd.

Erin Lee
Orthopaedic and Spine Center

Kevin O'Dea
Remax Ambassadors

Allen Peacock
McKesson Medical-Surgical


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