The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week program to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers. The campaign recruited candidates in the community who agreed to conduct their own fundraising campaigns and compete to earn the coveted title of Man and Woman of the Year.
Each of the candidates raised funds in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer patient survivors and sources of inspiration to their families and to others. The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boy and Girl of the Year were Josh Pita and Alexandra Orzech.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has invested more than $875 million in research targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. LLS has 59 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about the Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please call 954-744-5313 or visit www.lls.org/