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MWOY Chicago

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Illinois Chapter Presents

2018 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 across the Chicagoland area.  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 the Chicagoland area. 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 2017 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2018 candidates. For additional information please contact Ashley Bloom at Ashley.Bloom@lls.org or 312-568-7741

Meet the Chicago Candidates

Local Campaign Events


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.


Ashley Bloom - Senior Director, Special Events

Ashley.Bloom@lls.org or 312-568-7741 


Melissa MacNeur - Campaign Specialist, Special Events

Melissa.MacNeur@lls.org or 312-568-7731