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LLS's Man and Woman of the Year

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – More than one million Americans are living with a blood cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is launching its 24th annual Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising campaign.

The LLS is enlisting influential and compassionate community leaders as candidates competing to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures. The annual 10 week MWOY campaign raised $22.7 million in 2013, and the 900 men and women competing this year will aim to top that total as they vie for the national title of Man and Woman of the Year. Locally, 12 community leaders have committed to compete for the title of Kentucky & Southern Indiana's Man & Woman of the Year.  

MWOY candidates compete in honor of a local boy, Wesley Sizemore, and girl, Katelyn Kelly, who both are blood cancer survivors. To raise the most funds for research every dollar counts as one vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes.

This year's MWOY campaign begins March, 19th at 6pm at the Louisville Boat Club and runs through the Grand Finale taking place on May 30th at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.

Visit the local MWOY website www.mwoy.org/ky to support a candidate and learn how you can get involve with LLS.

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