New Yorkers Compete to Raise Money for Cancer Research and for Title of 2012 Man & Woman of the Year

Top Quote The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's New York City Chapter announces candidates for the Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 09, 2012 - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) New York City Chapter today announced 12 candidates who will compete in the annual Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign. The candidates have 10 weeks from March 8 to May 17 to raise a minimum of $20,000 for LLS through individual fundraising campaigns. The male and female candidate who raises the most funds will be awarded the title of New York City's 2012 Man & Woman of the Year. Their totals are then considered for the national title.

    "We are truly excited to launch this year's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign in New York," says Michele Przypyszny, Executive Director of LLS NYC Chapter. "Each candidate is passionately committed in conducting a successful campaign, and are all unified in the singular goal of raising funds to help blood cancer patients live long, better lives."
    LLS's MWOY candidates are nominated by their social and professional peers and compete in honor of local pediatric cancer patients, the Boys & Girls of the Year. Candidates for the 2012 Man & Woman of the Year campaign include:

    Christopher Ellis - St. Raymond High School for Boys
    Jasmine Graham - Peace4Success Inc.
    Dr. Paul Hamlin - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Chad Levy- Gerber Group
    Dr. Lewis Mahram- The Running Doc
    Gary Malandro- Gary's Landscaping
    Jane Elissa - Jane Elissa Atelier
    Manu Nathan - IMG
    Erin Zammett Ruddy - Writer & Blogger
    Meryl Schrank - CharityBuzz
    Willa Sheridan - Annaly Capital
    Dr. Greg Shure- Madison Square Wellness

    Winners will be announced at the Grand Finale Gala on May 17. For more information on the campaign, visit or contact Amy Abramson at Amy.Abramson ( @ ) lls dot org or (212)-376-6747 dot

    About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. 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, NY, LLS as chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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