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Information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Signature Campaigns


  • Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles by raising funds for blood cancer research. 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. The top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles. To date, these dedicated leaders have helped LLS invest almost $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today.   To learn more and participate, please access the Man & Woman of the Year's website.


  • Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of LLS which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in nearly two hundred communities each fall across North America. The Eastern PA Chapter hosts five Walks in the region attracting over 12,000 participants and raising nearly $2 million each year. To learn more and participate, please access the Light The Night website.


  • Team in Training sets the standard for endurance sports training programs for charity. Full or half marathons, triathlons, or cycling events offer participants many options to be a part of the most exciting trend in group sports today. Certified coaches will make sure you?re ready to cross the finish line with workouts, nutrition, hydration and injury prevention clinics. Fundraising will be made easier with staff members helping every step of the way! To learn more and participate, please access the Team In Training website.


  • School & Youth programs are service learning, character education and philanthropy programs that give students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork. Students collect spare change during a three-week campaign in honor of patients battling blood cancers. The change can come from friends or relatives or even underneath the couch cushions. Every penny counts!   To learn more and participate, please access the School & Youth website.



  • The festive, elegant black-tie gala features magnificent food, specialty cocktails and premium bar, an incredible selection for silent auctions, and entertainment provided by one of Philadelphia?s premier bands. The event also boasts a Mercedes-Benz raffle featuring a brand new vehicle donated by local Mercedes-Benz dealerships. More than 500 attendees from Greater Philadelphia attend to help raise money for innovative, life-saving cancer research and patient programs funded by LLS. To learn more and participate, please access the Red and White Ball Website.


  • If you are a fan of the cult film, The Big Lebowski, or hate cancer, The Dude Hates Cancer Charity Bowling Tournament has a lane reserved for you! Grab your friends and get a team together for this fun-filled event held each year at North Bowl Lounge & Lanes in Philadelphia. To learn more and participate, please access the Dude Hates Cancer website.



  • Student of the Year is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to raise funds for LLS. Selection is based upon a questionnaire and essay submitted by each interested student. The student that raises the most money is named Student of the Year, and the winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a college or university of his/her choice. To learn more and participate, please contact Lauren Mallik at 610276-3187 or email lauren.mallik@lls.org.
last updated on Friday, August 22, 2014