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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 our 2018 Collegiate, Man & Woman of the Year! 

Collegiate of the Year: Kate Megery, Muskingum University

Man of the Year: Stan Brady, Brady Real Estates & Investment

Woman of the Year: Deb Janik, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Thank you to our Boy & Girl of the Year Families. 


If you would like to nominate someone or yourself to be a candidate for the 2019 Man & Woman of the Year campaign, please contact Emily.Koudelka@lls.org, or Caitlin.MacBride@lls.org! 

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 Cleveland/Akron Candidates


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign is fundraising competition among a select group of individuals in the community.

Cleveland/Akron News & Announcements

February 26, 2018

2018 Candidate Events

March 2 - April 21  The All Star Run Virtual 5k In support of Craig T. Brasdovich Can be completed anywhere!! This is a virtual 5K race to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Man and Woman of the Year campaign of team aLLStar. You can complete the race at your own pace, on your…
Boy & Girl of the Year
November 1, 2017

Meet Our Boy & Girl of the Year

Meet Molly: Two and half years ago Molly's left foot started hurting. Like any active 7 year old, her parents thought it was just a broken bone. Turns out it was much worse. Within a week, Molly had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  She immediately began an intense, high-dose…

Local Leadership

Jessica Whittimore

Director of Special Events
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Caitlin MacBride

Special Events Campaign Specialist
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Emily Koudelka

Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Specialist
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

John Weishar

Special Events Assistant
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 130, Independence, OH, 44131

216. 264. 5680 Fax: 216.264.5681

Jessica Whittimore | Jessica.Whittimore@lls.org, 216.264.5748

Caitlin MacBride | Caitlin.MacBride@lls.org, 216.264.5736

Emily Koudelka | Emily.Koudelka@lls.org, 216.264.5738

John Weishar | John.Weishar@lls.org, 216.264.5741