The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year
Campaign Raises over $1 Million In The Fight Against Blood Cancers
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. – It was a night of excitement and energy as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach – Treasure Coast Chapter (LLS) celebrated their Man & Woman of the Year campaign during a Grand Finale event on May 18, 2019. The event, which took place at the Hilton in downtown West Palm Beach, was the culmination of a 10-week friendly but competitive fundraising run with 15 men and women vying for the much-admired titles of Man and Woman of the Year.
The candidates helped to raise over $1,021,001 to support efforts to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and families in the Palm Beach- Treasure Coast area. Taking home the honors were Lynn Aronberg and Scott Bores. Runners up were Manuela Yanez and Anthony Maslow.
“This is the most incredible and dedicated group,” shared Pam Payne, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter executive director. “The hard work they put in shows not only for this event, but for the lives they are changing and saving here in our area and across the country as we continue to fund new treatment options which are producing better outcomes.”
LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in the chapter’s service area. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children, Emma and Andrew, who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year.
The 2019 MWOY candidates included: Lynn Aronberg, Lynn Aronberg Public Relations; Scott Bores, Florida Power & Light Company; Phillip Easton, Northwestern Mutual; John Hutter, Copper Blues WPB/Improv; Jennifer Katz, Katz & Associates Law Firm; Karla Korn, Karla Korn Photography; Anthony Maslow, Medtronic Spine & Biologics; Salvatore Messina, The Keyes Company; Jeremy Schwibner, Merrill Lynch; Dr. Raul Storey-Rojas, Florida Cancer Specialists; Jen Thomas, Pratt & Whitney; David Wenger, Bridge Connector; Megan Veckman Wilkinson, Aflac; Manuela Yanez, Scuttina Signature Real Estate Group; and All-Star Andrew Russo, Illustrated Properties.
Derek Brock, Jessica Johnson and Troy Rice served as campaign co-chairs. Tiffany Kenney and Todd McDermott served as emcees of the event. Sponsors include: Memorial Healthcare System, Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., C. Kenneth and Laura Baxter Foundation, Inc., Florida Cancer Specialists and Florida Power & Light Company. For additional information regarding the Palm Beach – Treasure Coast Chapter of LLS, including other upcoming events can be found atlls.org/palm-beach-area.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients, and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.