Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off Annual Campaign

By Stephanie Parkinson

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off Annual Campaign

February 13, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 6:44 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - The largest annual fundraising effort for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Northeast Indiana has begun.

The organization hosted their Kick Off Party Wednesday night for the Man and Woman of The Year Campaign. An effort that brings in over $100,000 to help patients and fund research.

Woman of the Year Candidates
Corinna Ladd, PNC
Beth Schrader, Imaging Office Systems
Emily Szaferski, Burt Blee Dixon Sutton and Bloom

Man of The Year Candidates
Mike Parker, Summit Radiology
Todd Smith, TMS Ventures
Stan Ziherl, 5 Star Distributing

The man and woman who raise the most will be honored as Man of the Year and Woman of the Year at the organization's gala in April.

As a way to spread awareness and help these candidates understand where the money they raise is going they run alongside a boy and girl of the year. This year the Girl of the Year is Kellcey Nichols, a senior at Snider High School. Nichols is currently in remission from Hodgkin Lymphoma. The Boy of the Year, Grayson Snyder, 3, is currently undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Read more about the campaign here.

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