2015 Man & Woman of the Year

Benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Executive Director Emily Marquez; Amadeus VP and LLS Southern Florida Chapter Board of Trustees VP Carolyn Cauceglia; Finance Placements & Consulting CEO and LLS Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Gaeta; and renowned salsero and Los Sobrinos del Juez lead singer Carlos Oliva share a moment at the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year gala in Miami

Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
Trump Doral National Miami
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited competition benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that is designed to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers. Candidates are a select group of honored individuals who are nominated by their peers. They are dynamic, passionate, sometimes competitive, and from both the social and business communities.

This year’s Champions of Hope, seeking the respective titles of Man & Woman of the Year, are: Adriana Fajet, Mary Kay Cosmetics – Miami Springs; Stephen Jackson, Turnberry Isle Miami – Aventura; Danilo Jimenez, Reality Check Legal Solutions and participant of CBS-TV’s The Amazing Race; David Kurz, Douglas Elliman Real Estate – Brickell; Phillip J. Medina, FirstBank Florida – Waterford; Alex Pinelo, Norwegian Cruise Line – Miami; Edna Talavera, Fortune International Realty – Brickell.

Fort Lauderdale Man & Woman of the Year Nominating Committee Chairs are Ms. Vanessa Walker and Ms. Vicky Garcia. Miami Man & Woman of the Year Nominating Committee Chairs are Ms. Irene Korge and Mr. Keith St. Clair. Honorary Chairs for the 2015 Man & Woman of the Year are Mr. Michael Parrish and Ms. Michelle Fee.

LLS 2014 Woman of The Year in Fort Lauderdale, Michelle Fee, is flanked by 2014 Boy of the Year Josh Pita and 2014 Girl of the Year Alexandra Orzech at the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year gala in Fort Lauderdale

The funds raised through Man & Woman of the Year are used in many ways. LLS offers free blood cancer information, education and support. LLS helps patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. LLS touches patients in their communities through our 61 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. LLS drives policies that accelerate the development and approval of new treatments. LLS advocates for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.

Please contact Adam R. Jacobson, campaign specialist, at 954-744-5238 or by email at Adam.Jacobson@LLS.org for details. For additional information and event updates, please visit http://www.MWOY.org/sfl.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Since 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. LLS is on the threshold of amazing breakthroughs, with donations used to help accelerate new treatments and healing therapies once thought impossible. With LLS co-pay and insurance assistance, many patients can now afford the medications they need. Cures today. Not someday. That’s the goal. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.

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