LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign started more than twenty years ago right here in San Francisco. Since then it has grown to a multi-million dollar national fundraising program. It’s an exciting 10-week fundraising competition involving local community leaders who are passionate about creating a world without blood cancer. The candidates who raise the most at the end of ten weeks earn the titles of Man and Woman of the Year.
This year, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Man & Woman of the Year in the North Bay on April 18, 2013! This new addition marks the start of a focused expansion of our fundraising programs and volunteer opportunities, patient services and outreach in the North Bay.
“The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is poised to become one of Wine Country’s most impressive fundraising initiatives and will provide critical financial, education and social services for individuals and their families affected by blood cancer,” says Michelle Heston, LLS North Bay Advisory Board member and Regional Director of Public Relations, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. “I am personally seeking out support from community partners and leaders and I am confident our Wine Country candidates will bring this energetic campaign to new heights.”
There are many ways to get involved in the inaugural North Bay Man & Woman of the Year campaign. We are looking for candidates, campaign team members and sponsors (of all kinds). If you are energized by the idea of truly making a difference in the lives of those in your community and this campaign sounds like it’s right up your alley (or perhaps you know someone who would be a perfect fit for it), we invite you to attend a special event:
North Bay Man & Woman of the Year Reception
January 30, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Benziger Family Winery, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA
Please RSVP to Alisha.Basich@lls.org or call 707.544.4350 for more info.
Keep your eye on www.mwoy.org/sf as April 2013 draws closer for a whole host of special fundraising events supporting our inaugural North Bay Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
We have a new home in the North Bay! Our Redwood/Wine Country branch office has moved to 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite B204 in Santa Rosa.