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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 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 2021 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members.

We are currently accepting nominations for 2022 candidates!

To nominate a candidate or for additional information, please contact Felicia Murray at Felicia.Murray@lls.org.


This year, we had 12 inspiring candidates and more than 190 team members come together to raise nearly $500K for LLS's mission to cure blood cancers. Congratulations to all of our 2021 Portland Man & Woman of the Year participants and to our Man of the Year, Tod Stathis, with Team “Jamming for Jan” and Woman of the Year, Melissa Messner, with Team Passion for a Cure!

Thank you to our runners-up, Brad Christiansen, with Team “For Jenny,” and Gabrielle Zenner with Team “Zenner Zquad.”

We also want to congratulate our Citizenship Award Recipients: Dr. Brian Lee for 2021 Lanphere Hope Award and Marsha Peoples Jack for Community Impact.

Finally, we want to recognize our Team Members of the Year, from Team Jamming for Jan, Katie and Shaun Day!


View our 2021 Candidates in Forbes

Vision For A Cure: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Honors Community Heroes Campaigning To Beat Cancer (forbes.com)


About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

For additional information on LLS visit lls.org/lls-newsnetwork. For additional information about the Portland and SW Washington Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, please contact the team below.


congrats 2021 winners


congrats mission award winners



K and S Day


Meet the MWOY Portland Candidates

Meet the MWOY Portland MWOY Past Winners

Tod Stathis
Tod Stathis
Melissa Messner
Melissa Messner

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Felicia Murray 

Campaign Development Manager | Portland



Taylor Wilson

Campaign Development Specialist | Portland