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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 the 2020 Man and Woman of the Year candidates and team members! View the 2020 Grand Finale Gala Program Book HERE.


Meet The 2020 Man and Woman of the Year 



2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Man & Woman of the Year campaign! This year's Mid-Atlantic MWOY campaign will run Thursday, April 1st - Saturday, June 12th, 2020Feel free to reach out to Campaign Development Manager, Allie Krafft at Alena.Krafft@lls.org for more information and or questions.

Meet the MWOY Washington DC Metro Candidates

MWOY Washington DC Metro News & Announcements

candidate Events
March 19, 2021

2021 MWOY Candidate Events

Below are a list of third-party fundraising events hosted by our 2021 candidates. Please note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all LLS offices remain closed and LLS employees are "working from home" through the entirety of this campaign. Please use your discretion when attending the events below.…
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March 9, 2021

Meet the 2021 Boy & Girl of the Year

Each year the Washington, DC Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign raises money in honor of two local blood cancer patients, the Boy and Girl of the Year!  They are chosen for their strength and winning attitudes. The Boy & Girl of the Year become spokespersons for the thousands of…
September 29, 2020

2020 Man & Woman of the Year Winners and Results

Thank you to all of our candidates, team members, volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this event possible.  Because of you, the 2020 NCA Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised $1,805,751 for the LLS Mission! View the 2020 Grand Finale Gala Program Book HERE.    

Local Leadership


Carl De Groote

Cisco Systems

Christine Thayer

Thayer Clinical Psychology

Local Campaign Events

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Midpoint Celebration
Event coming soon
The Grand Finale Celebration will be a night to celebrate the success and fundraising of all the amazing candidates and campaign teams that participated in the 2021 MWOY campaign! This year's winners will also be crowned at this event. 


Megan Swahn

Campaign Development Director



Allie Krafft

Campaign Development Manager



Kelsey Yates

Campaign Development Manager 



Frannie Mulhall

Campaign Development Specialist