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MWOY Sacramento

Welcome to the 2019 Greater Sacramento Area

Man & Woman of the Year

Each year, in cities nationwide, business and community leaders step forward to become candidates in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Man & Woman of the Year" campaign.  During this important ten-week fundraising event, candidates form teams and compete in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, two local children who are blood cancer patients/survivors. The man and woman who raise the most funds during the campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year.  Proceeds support vital blood cancer research, life-saving therapies, and patient services.

The 2019 campaign starts with an exciting Kick Off event on March 28, 2019, at Niello Mini in Sacramento.  The fundraising competition will culminate with a black-tie Grand Finale Gala on June 8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This prestigious Gala, which is a celebration of all the candidates and their teams, includes a VIP champagne reception, musical entertainment, a fabulous gourmet dinner, and live and silent auctions. The highlight of the evening is the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year winners.  Last year, the Greater Sacramento Area campaign raised an amazing $456K!  In 2019, we hope to hope to exceed that amount and set a fundraising record of $550K!  Our goal is for a cure and a world free from cancer.

Congratulations to our 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Winners


Josh Corell, Tri Counties Bank

Drisha Leggitt, Anpac Bio

Thank you to our 2018 Boy and Girl of the Year


Grayson Kleinknight, Boy of the Year

Gracie Gonzalez, Girl of the Year

Meet the MWOY Sacramento Candidates

Local Campaign Events



Kathy Severson

Senior Campaign Manager, Man & Woman of the Year



Jenaye Shepherd

Executive Director, LLS Greater Sacramento Area Chapter