Last night The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter kicked off its 2014 Bay Area Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign! The MWOY Kick Off Party marked the official start of the 2014 campaign for our 15 candidates.
The energy and excitement at the Kick Off Party was contagious, especially with our Boy & Girl of the Year, Roman and Aubrey, and one of our young adult honorees, Cherry, mingling with the crowd. Each of the candidates were introduced by their nominator and one of the candidates, Catherine Courage, challenged the group to collectively raise $1 million dollars this year – the challenge was met with a round of cheer and applause! At the end of our program, Tom Klein, our chapter’s board chair, announced Marc Hopkins and Anjou Ahlborn as the winners of the Midnight Madness Challenge. Marc and Anjou were the first man and woman to receive $1,000 in donations just after the campaign started at midnight on Wednesday and both received a matching gift of $500 for winning the challenge!
We are thrilled to announce our 2014 Bay Area MWOY candidates! Click on their names to learn more or donate to their campaign:Alton Moore Amanda Lee Anjou Ahlborn Brad Carrick Catherine Courage Chrissy Delisle David San Jose Don Pangilinan Elina Elek Gil Cheso Harriet Stricklen Jason Putorti Marc Hopkins Tim Shaw Tom Watson
The MWOY campaign is an annual 10-week fundraising competition between community leaders united by one goal – to use their leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives. Every dollar counts as one vote and the man and woman with the most votes at the end of the campaign win the prestigious honor, which has been given to leaders throughout the Bay Area community for over 20 years. The candidates compete in honor of the Bay Area Boy & Girl of the Year, Roman and Aubrey, who are both blood cancer survivors.
The Man & Woman of the Year will be announced at the Grand Finale Celebration on June 7, 2014 at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. Tickets for the Grand Finale Celebration are on sale now and can be purchased online by clicking here.
Good luck to all of our incredible Bay Area candidates!