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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. For additional information, please contact Hayden Bevelacqua at Hayden.Bevelacqua@lls.org. 

Meet the MWOY Iowa Candidates

Meet the Boy & Girl of the Year

Parker Hopkins

Parker Hopkins

Boy of the year

MWOY Iowa chapter
Estella Backes

Estella Backes

Girl of the year

MWOY Iowa chapter

Local Leadership

Ryan Doty

Des Moines Police Department

Emily Wilkinson

U.S. Bank

Maria Gaffney

Hibu Inc.

Maggie McClelland

Great Outdoors Foundation

Local Campaign Events

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Midpoint Celebration
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Grand Finale
Event coming soon


Hayden Bevelacqua, Campaign Development Manager

Hayden.Bevelacqua@lls.org (319) 471-0852

Michelle Weigel, Campaign Development Director 

Michelle.Weigel@lls.org (515) 587-2239