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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is a 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.

Interested in being a candidate? Apply here or nominate someone today!

For additional information, please contact:

Megan Bock

megan.bock@lls.org or 312.568.7752

Meet Our 2019 Man & Woman of the Year Winners!

Will Rogers and Jennifer Brown
Will Rogers (Chicago Bears) & Jennifer Brown (US Bank) 


Meet our 2019 Boy & Girl of the Year

Brock Iverson & Ella Joy Won

Back in November 2014, Brock was just your normal seven year old. After what they were initially told was Strep throat, Brock’s condition quickly worsened and eventually he was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He began chemotherapy the day after his diagnosis. Brock is now 11 years old, and after three years of treatment, he is in remission. He loves sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers, spending time with his mom and sister, and cracking jokes.  

In October 2013, Ella Joy was diagnosed with Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (T-cell) at 3 years old. She then began chemotherapy and after more than two years, her treatments finally came to an end. Unfortunately, in March 2017, her family learned that Ella Joy had relapsed, this time with T-cell leukemia. She needed a bone marrow transplant and her younger brother, Asaph, was the brave donor. Today, Ella Joy is still recovering and makes monthly visits for her treatments, but she has returned home and has gone back to school as well. She enjoys playing basketball, both the piano and violin, and reading mystery novels.  

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