Welcome Caryn Lee - In It to Win It!

Welcome Caryn Lee - In It to Win It!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 30 AUGUST 2018

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Portland, OR – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce that Caryn Lee, ADP’s Vice President of Sales for the Pacific Northwest has accepted her nomination to be a candidate in the 2019 Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) philanthropic challenge.

Born and raised in North Pole, Alaska Caryn earned an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University then went on to achieve an MBA at the University of Portland.  She balances work and play with her husband Stuart, raising four children aged 4 – 12 to become involved and caring citizens and looking for ways to help others in their community.

Cancer touches everyone, and the Lee family is no exception.  Several people close to the family have received life-changing diagnoses, and some are currently fighting for their lives.  A major part of Caryn’s decision to become involved is the impact LLS has had beyond blood cancer.  Several LLS-funded treatments are now standard of care for other cancers, including the first chemotherapy and CAR T-cell immunotherapy.   “Learning just how much LLS contributes to battling these diseases makes it a no-brainer for me to fight for every dollar I can get.” 

As a candidate for Woman of the Year, Caryn is excited and impressed by the competition’s format.  “I am incredibly competitive and excited to raise as much money for LLS as I can.  I’m in it to win, but at the end of the day everyone wins when cancer loses!”

About Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is a 10-week fundraising competition for local business and community leaders with one goal: a world without cancer.  In 2018, more than $45 million was raised through this program nationally.  Candidate nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 challenge which kicks off March 2 and ends with a gala on May 11, 2019.  For more information, please visit www.mwoy.org/oswim.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  Since inception, LLS has invested over $1.2 billion in cancer research.  Over 40% of cancer treatments were first approved to treat blood cancer and LLS is the world’s leading funder of blood cancer research.  LLS also supports patients with financial assistance.  For more information, please visit www.lls.org/oswim.

Contact

To learn more, please contact:

Julie Davidson, Sr Campaign Manager, LLS - OSWIM Chapter

6915 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR  97219

Direct: (971) 230-2194 or Julie.Davidson@LLS.org