The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s philanthropic competition, Man & Woman of the Year
(MWOY), kicks off on March 22nd & ends with a Grand Finale Gala on June 2nd, 2018 at the
Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Known as one of Washington’s top fundraising events each spring, The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in which 25 - 30 men & women set out to raise as much money as they possibly can for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over a 10 - week period.The 27th annual MWOY competition of the National Capital Area will run from March 22nd – June 2nd, 2018. The top male and female fundraiser are named Man & Woman of the Year and continue on to compete for the national title. The 2018 campaign goal is to raise $2.3 million. The National Capital Area chapter consistently holds one of the top Man & Woman of the Year campaigns in the country, and since 2000, has placed eleven national winners. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign provided me with a sense of empowerment. It gave me the opportunity to fight on behalf of my six - year - old goddaughter, Lily, rally our community and raise money to fund research and cures. Receiving the Woman of the Year title made me feel like Lily and the many people currently battling blood cancers will one day receive a cure.” – Jessica Harrison, 2017 Woman of the Year
Why participate in Man & Woman of the Year
The Reason: Every 3 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone loses their battle.
Each year, in over 80 communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in this competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” titles. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year.
GET INVOLVED FOR 2018
If you are a dynamic individual that is driven to find cures, consider becoming a candidate or joining a candidate’s team. If you don’t want to be a candidate at this time but think you might know someone who would be a good fit, nominate a candidate! You can also contact Megan.Swahn@lls.org or 703-399-2922. All candidates agree to use their leadership abilities to conduct their own fundraising campaigns on behalf of LLS. Candidates form their own teams and use their contacts to creatively raise funds. Every candidate and each of their team members receive their own personalized fundraising webpage to reach out to friends and contacts. Chapter staff assist candidates in goal planning and serve as fundraising consultants over the 10 - week campaign. It is an honor to be candidate for this exciting campaign. Past candidates will tell you that it has been a life - changing experience.