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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is a 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 2020 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2021 candidates. 


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MWOY Cleveland/Akron News & Announcements

Boy and Girl of the Year Photos
January 24, 2021

Meet Our Boy and Girl of the Year

Simon | Age 6 | Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Three months after Simon's autism diagnosis in 2017 he developed a limp. The family at first thought it was an injury until he spiked a fever. Simon was taken to Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and received the ALL diagnosis. Simon was…

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        Daryl Rakosy                                           Caitlin MacBride                                       Samantha Steinmetz

                   Daryl Rakosy                                                                    Caitlin MacBride                                                             Samantha Steinmetz

     Campaign Development Director                                       Campaign Development Manager                                 Campaign Development Specialist

             daryl.rakosy@lls.org                                                          caitlin.macbride@lls.org                                                samantha.steinmetz@lls.org