The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10 week friendly fundraising competition benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in which candidates compete for the titles in honor of local survivor children. Trevor Quillen is the 2014 Boy of the Year and Avery Baker is the 2014 Girl of the Year.
Thirteen Knoxville business and community leaders have committed to raise money for 10 weeks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and compete for the title of Man and Woman of the Year.
“We have a great group of candidates for this year’s campaign.” said Lori Friel, Man and Woman of the Year Campaign Coordinator. “This group is particularly competitive and eager to win that coveted title. I am thrilled to be working with each of them and eager to see their success in honor of the patients and families we serve.”
A combination of young professionals and business leaders make up the list of Knoxville’s Man & Woman of the Year candidates, who agree to raise at least $5,000.00. Judged solely on a philanthropic basis, the man and woman raising the most funds wins and is announced at the grand finale on May 22, which will be held at the West Club in Neyland Stadium.
To support a candidate, please follow the link, click on Knoxville, then meet the candidates and then click on the candidate’s name or photo and make a secure donation in their honor.
For more information regarding the campaign or to purchase tickets to the grand finale which will be emceed by WVLT-TV's Ted Hall, on May 22 at the West Club in Neyland Stadium, contact Lori Friel at the contact information above or call 615-331-2980 ext. 1756.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Tennessee chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is located in Nashville and provides services and support to patients and their families across the state. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to curing blood cancers. 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 and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call the Tennessee chapter office at (615) 331-2980 or (800) 332-2980.