- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year campaign has officially kicked off. Man and Woman of the year Coordinator Judi Hines has been working really hard to make this year’s campaign a success. Please click hereto see the candidates and learn more about our local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I had the opportunity to talk to Judi about what is the most challenging part about this campaign. She said, ‘Candidate recruitment! The ideal candidate is a local leader, well-networked, philanthropically minded, and a fearless fund raiser- this combination of characteristics combined with a person who has time to commit to a campaign are a rarity! That being said, this year’s class of candidates are all that and then some- LLS has such a great group to celebrate this year and have had great groups involved since 2009.’
What sort of campaigning activities are your candidates doing? Fund raising takes so many forms, as this year’s candidates are proving. We have volleyball tournaments, Silpada parties, retail events, Bunco nights, dog washes, and paper icon campaigns happening, to name a few. Please visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/mwoy.newmexico , for details.
Where does the money that is raised by these candidates go? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. We offer family support groups, the First Connection program, patient financial aid, and the co-pay assistance program. We support New Mexico and El Paso and in our 2010 fiscal year, 406 patients in these areas received our assistance.
What other events should people know about? Our local chapter offers four different fundraising campaigns, so there is a way for everyone to get involved: in addition to our Man & Woman of the Year campaign, which will end with a gala celebration on May 21st (see our website for details- www.mwoy.org/nm), we offer Team in Training, School & Youth, and the Light the Night walk, which will take place on September 24th.
For more information about LLS please click on the link below.