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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's

2021 Man & Woman of the Year

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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.


Meet our 2021 Boy & Girl of the Year

Gavin David and Kathryn Wall

gavin   kat


Congratulations to our Man & Woman of the Year Winners

Katie Deluca

Katie Deluca

MWOY Connecticut Westchester chapter
Josh Sussberg

Josh Sussberg

MWOY Connecticut Westchester chapter

Meet the MWOY Connecticut Westchester Candidates

MWOY Connecticut Westchester News & Announcements

March 16, 2021

Kathryn Wall's Story

Kat's mom, Christina, diagnosed Kat with her leukemia because of all sorts of weird symptoms- nose bleeds, bleeding loose teeth, lack of appetite, weird bone pain. Two days before Thanksgiving in 2017 Christina brought Kat to CT Children's and after some blood tests, she was told a hematologist was…
March 16, 2021

Gavin David's Story

    On March 28, 2017, Gavin was diagnosed with High-Risk B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 2. Two days later, he would have surgery to get a port inserted, have a bone marrow aspiration, a spinal tap, and receive chemo in his port and his spine. Gavin spent the next 26 days in…

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