2016 Man & Woman of the Year

Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2015 Miami Boy of the Year Francisco Diaz (second from left) and 2015 Miami Girl of the Year Melanie Mederos (third from right) are honored by (L-R) LLS Board of Trustees Chair Carolyn Cauceglia, 2015 Miami Man of the Year Alex Pinelo, 2015 Miami Woman of the Year Casey Munck, and Board of Trustees Liaison to Man & Woman of the Year Alex Mendieta.

Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
954-744-5234 (Jenifer Marquart)

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.

Last year’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign was a tremendous success, with candidates in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico raising nearly $800,000 to fund the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Southern Florida Chapter is now accepting nominations for 2016 Man & Woman of the Year.

Miami’s Man & Woman of the Year Leadership Team Chair is 2015 Miami Man of the Year Alex Pinelo of Norwegian Cruise Line. Serving as the Board of Trustees liaison to the Miami Man & Woman of the Year campaign is Alex Mendieta of AmTrust Bank/NYCB. The Miami Campaign officially begins April 6, 2016. The Fort Lauderdale Man & Women of the Year Campaign will begin March 30, 2016, with the event being held on June 4. Chairs for the Fort Lauderdale event are 2015 Man of the Year Brian Koch of Greenberg Traurig and Ana Vento of Events by Vento Design. Alejandro Mendieta of MetLife is Chairman and Daniel Green, Account Manager for the Miami Heat is Vice Chairman for the 2016 Man & Woman of the Year. Honorary Chairs are Michael Parrish of Aon and Michelle Fee of Cruise Planners.

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.

For additional information and event updates, please visit www.MWOY.com.

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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