About the Campaign:

The Man and Woman of the Year Campaign is a vital part of our fundraising efforts to cure blood cancers and is taking place right here in Louisville, Kentucky! Man & Woman of the Year is one of the most dynamic, distinct and anticipated fundraising campaigns in our chapter, and it’s made possible through the dedicated efforts of our candidates. Candidates for Man and Woman of the Year can come from any industry, area of town or background. A personal connection to blood cancer is not required, they are welcome to run in honor of our local Boy & Girl of the Year. By collaborating with staff, these candidates will set goals and work together with their teams to achieve and often, exceed them!

How you can help:

For the 2018 Campaign, we are looking for 16 local candidates who are committed to finding cures for cancer. Do you or someone you know have what it takes to be a 2018 candidate? Then, please nominate! Candidate nominations will be accepted through December 1, 2017. Please submit their name, contact information and a brief description of why you think this person would make a great candidate for Man and Woman of the Year! Feel free to nominate yourself as well. Please send this information to Ashley Voss, Campaign Manager at Ashley.voss@lls.org.

Our local Boy of the Year is Blake, a fourteen year old who is a survivor of Acute
Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and we are still looking for our 2018 Girl of the Year! If you know of any young girls who are currently in treatment for or a survivor of a blood cancer who would like to be involved, please email Ashley Voss at Ashley.voss@lls.org.

The Campaign will run for ten weeks from March 7- May 19, 2018. We will have a kickoff party on March 7 at the BBC Bourbon Barrel Loft and a Grand Finale event to announce the winners and total raised on May 19, location currently TBD.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is simple: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma; improve the quality of life of patients and their families. September is blood cancer awareness month; every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone passes away from one. Over 1.3million people in the United States are living with or are in remission from a blood cancer. LLS has invested over $1 billion in research since 1949 and continues to be the leading organization in the fight against blood cancer. 

Visit www.mwoy.org for more information on the Campaign and www.lls.org for further information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.