What Is Man & Woman Of The Year?

“It is something that will change you. It is something that will give you purpose. It is something that you will look back on in your life and say, ‘I made a difference.'”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States.

Candidates and their teammates raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The title “Man or Woman of the Year” is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the competition. The top man & woman candidate in the country are awarded with the national title.

Kickoff Celebration:

This celebration officially marks the beginning of the fundraising period.

The Mid Point Event:

At the halfway mark, candidates come together to acknowledge and celebrate the progress already made and re-energize to focus on goals ahead.

Grand Finale:

The announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year winners is a celebration of all the candidates efforts as a collective class. Surrounded by team members and friends, they enjoy food, cocktails, music and an outstanding auction.