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'Man & Woman of the Year' campaign raising funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Delaware News Desk
Sussex Countian

The “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a national organization with a focus on helping to fund research for blood cancers, kicked off March 5 and lasts 10 weeks, culminating May 15, where the top fundraisers will be named and receive their titles.

This is the third year that Southern Delaware has had a chapter participating in the national event. Last year’s Woman of the Year, Kelly Munyan, brought in $57,770. This year’s roster of candidates in contention for the title are Jessica Nathan, Jeanine O’Donnell, Sarah Shoemaker, Heather Spencer, Scott Underkoffler and Robbin Thompson.

The candidates formed teams and fundraise over the 10-week time period. The philanthropic competition raises money in honor of two local children who have survived their battles with blood cancer: Caleb O’Brien, age 2, and Cece Lewandowski, age 7, who have both fought Leukemia

“As a blood cancer survivor myself, it truly means so much to see people come together in this community to make a difference,” said Brianna Hancin, campaign specialist for the Delaware Chapter of LLS. “At LLS, we are in the business of creating more survivors in the world and we would not be able to do that if it wasn’t for the support and commitment of the community in campaigns such as ‘Man and Woman of the Year.’”

For more, visit mwoy.org/mwoy-southern-delaware or email brianna.hancin@lls.org.