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MWOY Chicago

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.

Tickets to our Grand Finale Gala are now available. Click here to purchase tickets or donate to the entire Illinois 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 Chicago Candidates


Celebrate the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates and meet the Boy & Girl of the Year! Help us kick off the official start to their fundraising campaigns and the competition. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. 


Get to know your 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates while we cruise around Lake Michigan aboard the Anita Dee II. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, and the company of MWOY candidates and our Boy & Girl of the Year! 

Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. 


Every spring candidates, survivors, sponsors, campaign teams, friends, family, and other LLS supporters gather at the Grand Finale Gala for the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year.

Local Leadership

Hillary Gelfman

Hillary Gelfman

Nomination Committee Chair
Logan Zinman-Gerber

Logan Zinman-Gerber

Campaign Committee Chair




Ashley Bloom - Senior Director, Special Events

Ashley.Bloom@lls.org or 312-568-7741