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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. 

The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.  The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the Year.

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. We wish them the best of luck on their 10-week fundraising journey to help make someday, today.  


Tickets to our 16th Annual Los Angeles Grand Finale Celebration are now available. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or to make a donation to the Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. 

Ways to Get Involved


Donate to a Man & Woman of the Year Candidate


Join a Candidate's Team and help them raise funds 

Meet the Los Angeles Candidates


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) California Southland Chapter celebrated the formal kickoff of the 16th Annual Los Angeles Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) Campaign at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, March 25.


The MWOY Candidates will have the unique opportunity to participate in a personalized tour of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) labs and facetime with researchers that are creating groundbreaking discoveries in the name of cancer research.



Los Angeles News & Announcements

Grand Finale Total - MWOY LA
June 21, 2018


On June 9th, these twenty candidates, who had a goal of raising $1.6 million for The Leukemia & LymphomaSociety (LLS), joined together at the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale to celebrate the culmination of this friendly fundraising competition and the announcement of the winners,…
Beating Blood Cancer
May 7, 2018

Beating Cancer Is In Our Blood: LLS Launches New Brand Campaign

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is proud to introduce our brand new crusade Beating Cancer Is In Our Blood. This new rallying cry will now be seen and heard across the country, including on television and online - showcasing powerful new stories about our impact and bold pursuit of our mission…
Closer to Cures
April 18, 2018

Closer to Cures: Mission Moment for 2018 MWOY Candidates @ UCLA Medical Center

On Tuesday, April 10, MWOY Candidates and Leadership Committee members were invited to attend an exclusive event that featured top researchers and clinicians from UCLA who joined LLS to share updates on recent innovations in treating blood cancers, including CAR T immunotherapy.  The Panel was…
April 13, 2018

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: They Rock MWOY Tee’s Instead

Although fundraising for the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign happens between March 26 – June 9, most are unaware that the campaign truly begins long before the first donation comes in.  Day one of the 2018 MWOY campaign was actually the day after last year’s MWOY Grand Finale…
April 9, 2018

Did You Hear the Buzz on CharityBuzz?

Each year, our MWOY candidates and team members offer some amazing experiences in hopes that they can raise the most money to earn the title of Man, Woman or Team Member of the Year.  Not only do our candidates and team members reach out to their friends, families and networks for general donations…
April 4, 2018

Surviving & Thriving: Honoring National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (April 1 – 7th)

The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) Los Angeles Campaign is underway, with 20 very enthusiastic and philanthropic-minded individuals competing for the titles of Man/Woman of the Year.  They have set a goal to raise over $1.7 million in 10 short weeks to benefit cancer research and patient…
March 27, 2018

2018 MWOY Los Angeles Campaign Kickoff Has Officially Begun!

2018 Man & Woman of the Year campaign kicks off at Dodger Stadium By LLS Calso Staff March 26, 2018 2018 MWOY Candidates at the Campaign Kick Off at Dodger Stadium on March 25, 2018. Backrow: Jen Lucero, Rijon Charne, Kurt Gulsvig, Mike Madokoro, Armand Vasquez, Lauren Rosenberg Frontrow: Jen…

Local Leadership


Ryan Carley

MWOY Leadership Committee

Andrew Dale

MWOY Leadership Committee

Diana Iketani Iorlano

MWOY Leadership Committee

Lauren Plichta

Senior Director, Special Events
LLS - California Southland Chapter


For more information regarding MWOY Los Angeles, please contact Campaign Manager Megumi Xavier at megumi.xavier@lls.org.