The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce the 2014 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign. In the Man & Woman of the Year campaign, candidates compete in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors: Boy & Girl of the Year. The men and women strive to achieve their personal best by working with their family, friends and contacts to raise as much money as possible for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The titles are awarded to the man and woman who raise the most funds in a ten-week period. The top fundraisers in the country win the national titles. Last year’s Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year award winners were Scott Thomas of Cartoon Network and Nancy Chambers of Lacoste/Devanlay.
The 2014 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year Nominating Committee are currently recruiting the new class of candidates for the campaign. These men and women will be true Champions of Hope by raising much needed funds that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society uses to further its Mission of finding a cure for blood cancer and improving the quality of lives of patients and their families.
The 2014 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign and Nominating Committee is chaired by Cynthia Alford of Destination South and co-chaired by Heath Ponder of Apollo Endosurgery. Other committee members include:
Jennifer Barnaby, BB&T Corporate Banking
Cromwell Baun, UBS Financial Services
James Beasley, The Worthing Companies
Jessica Black, Premier Logic
Rob Bolen, Qumu
Nancy Chambers, Lacoste/Devanlay
Natalie Dale, Georgia Department of Transportation
Andy Dufresne, Altria
Drew Gandy, US Bankruptcy Court
Brandon Hayes, oXYGen Financial
Heather Holland, Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Judy Jones, Primerica
Christien Louviere, Anametrix
John Montgomery, UBS Private Wealth Management
David Moran, UBS Private Wealth Management
Lindsey Nelson, Comcast Spotlight
Blaine Palmer, Palmer House Properties
Matt Sanna, Fifth Third Bank
Aaron Shepherd, Comvest Partners
Scott Thomas, Cartoon Network
Dan Webber, PRIME Holding BV
“The Man & Woman of the Year program is a great way for candidates to network with other influential people in their communities while also providing assistance and hope to thousands of blood cancer patients,” said Piper Medcalf, Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “Candidates showcase their fundraising and community outreach skills as well as their commitment to the cause.”
The Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign will kick off on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at The Buckhead Theater and culminate at a Grand Finale Gala event on Saturday, June 14 at the Loews Midtown Hotel in Atlanta. The top candidates that raise the most funds will be announced at the Grand Finale Gala which will feature a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment.
The 2014 Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year sponsors include the Family and Friends of BeBe Fineman as Platinum Sponsor and Goizueta Business School as Silver Sponsor. Additional sponsors are Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta Magazine.
To learn more about the Man & Woman of the Year, visit www.mwoy.org/ga.
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 and provides free information and support services.
The Georgia Chapter serves patients with a variety of programs including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Trish Greene Back to School program for children with cancer and Financial Assistance Programs which last year provided over $1.45 million to patients statewide. Currently, the Georgia Chapter funds $2.75 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute. There were approximately 4,070 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia in 2012.