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Dr. Drew Pinsky to host 2019 Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale on Saturday, June 8th in Universal City
Los Angeles, CA – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has announced that Dr. Drew Pinsky will be hosting the 2019 Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale on June 8, 2019 at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, CA.
“It is a profound honor to serve as host of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale. LLS is leading efforts to cure blood cancer, and their impact locally and nationally on saving lives is an inspiration,” said Dr. Drew. “I look forward to honoring the men and women who are stepping forward as philanthropic leaders to raise millions of dollars to support the LLS mission.”
LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited fundraising “competition” among a select group of nominated individuals in the community. The male & female candidates who raise the most money during the campaign in support of the LLS mission will be named the 2019 Los Angeles’ Man & Woman of the Year at the Grand Finale celebration. The 24 Los Angeles candidates are fundraising is in honor of two patient heroes, the 2019 Boy and Girl of the Year: Pierce Kelly and Frances Abu Shanab. This campaign has raised more than $9,390,000 since its launch in Los Angeles.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, known nationally as “Dr. Drew,” has been a ubiquitous fixture on television and radio for nearly 4 decades. Dr. Drew’s work as an internal medicine/addiction specialist and prolific broadcaster has imbued him with the rare ability to examine any issue through the lenses of practical experience, scientific evidence and pragmatism. His career path has provided him with the reasoned perspective required to thoughtfully examine any number of topics. Dr. Drew is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America” (Harper-Collins), and “Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again” (Harper-Collins).
Actor Charlie Schlatter, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2018 Los Angeles Man of the Year, will also be attending the June 8th event. Schlatter is best known for playing Dr. Jesse Travis in the CBS series Diagnosis: Murder and for starring in the big screen comedy 18 Again! Charlie is also the voice of many animated characters, including, The Flash, Buzz the Bee, Timmy, and Various Characters in The Loud House.
Actor Mindy Sterling, best known for her role as Frau Fabissina in the Austin Powers movies, will also be in attendance. Mindy has been a longtime supporter of LLS, selected as a Los Angeles Woman of the Year Candidate in 2011 and an All Star Candidate in 2014. In addition to Austin Powers, Sterling is known for her television work with The Goldbergs, Grace & Frankie, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Kids and parents know her from Disney’s Ant Farm and ICarly.
WHO: The California Southland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
WHAT: 2019 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Grand Finale
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Universal, 333 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608
WHY: Proceeds benefit LLS’s mission: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – California Southland
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles CA 90010