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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman Of The Year Grand Finale Gala In DC

(Photo Credit: LLS)

A ten-week campaign competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” titles, by raising funds for blood cancer research comes to a close this June 8 at the LLS Man and Woman of the Year Finale Gala. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. Every dollar counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks. This years candidates can be found here.

Man & Woman candidates have been working relentlessly to meet their goals in order to help make life better for hundreds of thousands of patients battling blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Funds raised by Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for:

  • Lifesaving blood cancer research
  • Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
  • Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
  • Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
  • Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

Meet the 2013 candidates:

Katherine Baltren-Something Sweet Bakery
Jeremiah Batucan- Questex Media
Bradley Blanken- Competitive Carriers Association
Jeana Foster- Morgan Franklin
James Hohman-Circa
David Keuhner-Destination Cellars
AJ Khetarpal- Maxxum Realtors and Associates
Christi Main-Tech USA
Jamie Mansy- Sodexo
Paula McNichols- McNichols Family Foundation
Angela Mederos-Cleaners of America
Roxana Muzzammel-Guident
Jessica Outer-IBM
Cybil Parker-CDWG
Angela Poliskey- Cassidy Turley
Keri Shull-The Keri Shull Team
Abbey Slitor-Social Market
Tu Tran- XO Communications
Leo Tucker-Northwestern Mutual
Tiffany Williams-Institute for Policy Studies

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6 p.m


1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Ph. 202-835-0500

TICKETS: – $300. Please contact Lindsey Adkins at lindsey.adkins@lls.org or 703-399-2952 to purchase tickets or for more information.

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