Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Man & Woman of the Year” Campaign Kicks Off

The Palm Beach–Treasure Coast chapter's Man & Woman of the Year candidates will fundraise in honor of Justin Carmona and Melodie Caudle during the 10-week campaign

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Melodie Caudle, 2021 Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Girl of the Year
Melodie Caudle, 2021 Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Girl of the Year

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Palm Beach–Treasure Coast Market selected the 2021 Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) candidates that will participate in the organization’s annual fundraising community awareness 10-week campaign. The campaign kicked off on Thursday, March 4, and will continue through Saturday, May 15.

“The tenacity and enthusiastic support from these 14 men and women who are committed to raising money for lifesaving cancer research is remarkable,” said DeAnn Hazey, CFRE, South Florida Region Executive Director.

The 2021 Man & Woman of the Year candidates are: Brett Boettge, Raymond Fernandez, Andrew Filauro, Heather Halperin, Lee Hunter, Stewart Johnson, Wynne Kirschbaum, Dr. Randall Laurich, Stacey Leuliette, Kendrick Miree, April Orlando, Spencer Smith, Dylan Snyder, and Chelsea Whaley.

Justin, 2021 Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Boy of the Year
Justin Carmona, 2021 Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Boy of the Year

Candidates were selected for their community service and dedication to finding a cure and raising awareness for blood cancers. The male and female candidate who raise the most money through the course of the campaign will be named Man of the Year and Woman of the Year and will go on to compete for national honors. Money raised through the campaign will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

This year’s fundraiser will honor of two local blood cancer patients, also known as the 2021 Boy of the Year and Girl of the Year. They are Justin Carmona and Melodie Caudle.

“Our goal is to raise $600,000 for blood cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy. We can’t wait to see what our 2021 candidates will do!” said Hazey.

For a full list of events and ways you can support candidates in the MWOY campaign, follow LLS Palm Beach – Treasure Coast Market’s on Facebook. Winners of the 2021 campaign will be announced at the Grand Finale on May 15.

This year’s campaign co-chairs are Audrey Bores and Heather Brown.  Sponsors for the 2021 campaign include: Florida Power & Light Company and WPBF 25 News. Additional information regarding the Palm Beach – Treasure Coast Market of LLS, including other upcoming events can be found here.

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