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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. As a health organization, one of our highest priorities is the well-being of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners and the patients we serve – especially as many blood cancer patients are immunocompromised.
LLS is postponing the Cleveland/Akron Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala from its original date of Saturday, April 25th, 2020 until Saturday, June 27th, 2020.  
Our candidates will continue their fundraising through the originally scheduled ten weeks of April 25th.  The winner will then be announced after the night of events on June 27th.  
We deeply appreciate your support and patience through this change and process.  Hope is not cancelled. Compassion is not cancelled. Love is not cancelled.  Cancer is not cancelled.  But with a lot of the first three the fourth can be. 






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 2019 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. We are  currently accepting nominations for 2020 candidates. For additional information please contact Emily Koudelka (emily.koudelka@lls.org, 216.264.5738) or Caitlin MacBride (caitlin.macbride@lls.org, 216.264.5736).


Meet the MWOY Cleveland/Akron Candidates

Local Leadership

caitlin Macbride

Caitlin MacBride

Sr. Campaign Manager, Special Events
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Emily Koudelka

Emily Koudelka

Campaign Manager, Special Events
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Local Campaign Events

Event coming soon
Midpoint Celebration
Event coming soon
Grand Finale
Event coming soon


6111 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 130

Independence, OH, 44131


Caitlin MacBride | 216.264.5736 | Caitlin.MacBride@lls.org &  Emily Koudelka | 216.264.5738 | Emily.Koudelka@lls.org