The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents
Man & Woman of the Year: New Orleans
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 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 the Greater New Orleans region. The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the National Man or Woman of the Year.
With the rapid developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout our Greater New Orleans communities, the 2020 New Orleans Man & Woman of the Year competition has been cancelled. As such, all competition related events—including the Grand Finale—will not take place. This was an especially difficult decision, as this event is a significant portion of our chapter fundraising efforts that drives our mission forward.
While the Man & Woman of the Year New Orleans Competition has been cancelled, our commitment to raise funds to support our patients is ongoing. Our talented team and volunteer leadership have already begun to shift our fundraising model at this time. At LLS, we are rapidly responding to the challenges our vulnerable patients are facing at this time. In addition to our robust, financial, emotional, and informational support, we recently launched the LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program. This is a $10M initiative to support patients experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. Please help us by:
- Referring blood cancer patients to us today. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a blood cancer, please direct them to www.lls.org, where they can connect directly with a professional at our Informational Resource Center. We are rising to the occasion.
- If you have the means, please donate. Any amount that is right for you at this time, is right for our patients.
- If you, a friend, a family member, or your company planned to donate through a 2020 candidate’s campaign, we would be humbled for your donation to support as many blood cancer patients as possible: Support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- If you have the capacity to match donations and would like to have a greater impact towards our $10M initiative, please contact Katie Triplett at Katie.Triplett@lls.org or 504-352-5007.
We wish you and your loved ones health and strength as you navigate the current crisis. And, in true LLS fashion, we will press on together, as ONE LLS, to fulfill our role as a global leader in the fight against cancer. We will not waver in our commitment to blood cancer patients, as we maintain our focus on our mission and to advancing cutting-edge research to find lifesaving treatments and cures, and to ensuring that patients have access to the care they need.
Meet the MWOY New Orleans Candidates
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Madeleine Davis, Campaign Manager