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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Countdown to Grand Finale

Thursday, May 12, 2011 General News J E 4
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Guests can buy tickets to VIP reception and gala

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 21st Man & Woman of the Year campaign has entered its home-stretch, with candidates engaged in the last weeks of a spirited competition. The winners will earn LLS's "Man & Woman of the Year" title by raising funds for blood cancer research. Every dollar counts as one vote and the titles will be awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the Grand Finale. The candidates will raise funds in honor of local blood cancer survivors and the Boy and Girl of the Year, Juan Carlos Zapata and Ruby Grandy, who are both currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Tickets available to VIP reception and gala

The Grand Finale is open to all and will be held on:Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Fairmont San Francisco Masters of Ceremonies: KRON-TV's Vicki Liviakis and 2009 Man of The Year Bill ShenMusical Guest: The Ben Suncin Band

For ticket information call: Michelle Flatley at (415) 625-1133 or visit http://www.mwoy.org/sf/localchapter/finale

Candidates hosting events around the Bay Area

Candidates are using their talents, networks and creativity to raise funds and help advance LLS's mission to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

A majority of the candidates are participating because of their own personal experience with blood cancer or are honoring someone close to them.  

Candidates are currently hosting events throughout the Bay Area. These include: Cocktail Parties, Marin Hikes, Fashion Clothing Swap Party and Wine Tasting in Sonoma. For full details visit:

http://www.mwoy.org/sf/localchapter/events

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyŪ (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 has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.LLS.org.

SOURCE Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

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