Today’s volunteer is one of our 2013 Man & Woman of the Year candidates, Jason Burkhart! Jason is truly committed to our cause, not only running for Man of the Year but continuing to be involved with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as now a committee member and event planner!
In 2013, Jason Burkhart was a candidate for LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign, which started as a personal challenge to see how much money he could raise for a deserving cause. He did not have a personal connection to blood cancer but he did have a personal investment in pediatric cancer, as his now 14 year-old nephew was diagnosed with and overcame retinoblastoma as a toddler. He campaigned in his nephew’s honor but as the campaign progressed, his resolve strengthened, especially when he met the Boy & Girl of the Year. During his campaign, Jason hosted a comedy night fundraiser, which was such a success that he hosted it again this year and hopes to continue to hold it as an annual fundraising event to benefit LLS! Below is a picture of Jason with his wife Liz!