The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter recently presented its 2020 Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) candidates. The last day to help candidates meet their personal fundraising goals in the fight against blood cancers is Saturday, May 16.
“We are grateful for the dedication and enthusiastic support of these fine individuals who are committed to raising money for lifesaving cancer research,” LLS Executive Director Pamela Payne said.
Candidates were selected for their community service and dedication to finding a cure and awareness for and about blood cancers.
One male and one female candidate who raise the most money will be named Man and Woman of the Year and will go on to compete for national honors. Money raised through the MWOY campaign supports LLS in its mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
This year’s fundraising is in honor of two local leukemia survivors, also known as the 2020 Boy & Girl of the Year, who are Aiden Candales and Lily Ferguson.
“Our 2019 campaign raised over $1 million for blood cancer research, patient services, education and advocacy. We can’t wait to see what our 2020 candidates will do,” Payne said.
The 2020 MWOY candidates include: Victor Concepcion, Grant Ganzi, Christina Schilero, Cecilia Hudnet, Susan Damon, Brewster Kump, Ian Mussmacher, Niki Cavallo, Gregg Amaral, Rebecca Trovitch, Will Sarubbi, David DeBerard, Michael Merrill, R. Jamie Marceaux, Teri Klotz, Cori Beck, Lauren King, Anthony Millimaci, Bobby Bradley and Kaitlin Wilkerson.
For a full list of events and ways you can get support candidates in the MWOY campaign, follow LLS Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lls.area.
Winners of the 2020 campaign will be announced at the grand finale held on Saturday, May 16 at the Hilton in downtown West Palm Beach.
This year’s campaign co-chairmen are Troy Rice, Jessica Johnson, Derek Brock and Ali Goethel. Sponsors include Florida Power & Light, VDI Inc. and WPBF 25 News.
Additional information can be found at www.lls.org/palm-beach-area.