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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Kicks Off Their Eleventh Annual Man, Woman & Student of the Year Campaign
Date:3/3/2015

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Man, Woman & Student of the Year engages influential, compassionate community leaders to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients, and improve the quality of life for patents and their families. Through this annual national ten-week campaign, individuals can have a maximum impact in the fight for a world without blood cancers. The national titles will be awarded to the top fundraisers in the country, to be announced this summer. To date, these dedicated leaders have helped LLS invest almost $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today.

"I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the 2015 Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society," says nominee Lisa Sienkiewicz. "As a member of the Avamere Family of Companies, a healthcare organization based in Wilsonville, Oregon, I witness every day the impact an unexpected diagnosis has on our patients and families. As a mother of two amazing girls, I am touched by the stories of courage from the young boys and girls affected by blood cancers. I am grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness and financial support."

The 10 week competition began with a Kick-Off Celebration on February 26th. Candidates compete for the titles in honor of the Boy and Girl of the Year, local children who are survivors of blood cancers and who are a source of inspiration. Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The male and female candidates with the most votes locally will be crowned “2015 Man & Woman of the Year,” at the Gala of Hope Celebration at downtown Hilton on May 9, 2015, and will also be considered for the national titles. The student with the most votes will receive a $1,000 scholarship in addition to being crowned the local”2015 Student of the Year”.

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Boy & Girl of the Year
These young heroes have battled blood cancer – and are beating it! They provide inspiration for the candidates and all of us.

Andrew Lemos, Boy of the Year
Stephanie Urs, Girl of the Year

Visit Lisa's donation page at http://www.mwoy.org/pages/oswim/oswim15/lsienkiewi to make your donation and support your favorite candidate!

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (R) (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit http://www.LLS.org/oswim. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho & Montana Chapter
9320 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 350
Portland OR 97219

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