The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Tennessee Chapter will be celebrating the mid-point of their Man & Woman of the Year® fundraising campaign at a unique songwriter’s event, United By Hope, Fighting With Song, with live performances by Creed’s Scott Stapp, Matchbox 20’s Kyle Cook, Shay Mooney of Dan & Shay, and Austin Jenkes of NBC’s “The Voice.” The event will take place on April 3 at The Pleasant Hill Mansion, Governors Club in Brentwood. VIP tickets are sold out but you can buy general admission tickets here.
LLS’s Tennessee Chapter officially kicked off Man & Woman of the Year on February 23, 2018, joining 80 communities and dedicated local leaders across the country for an exciting ten-week philanthropic competition to raise the most funds for blood cancer research. The man and woman who raise the most funds during their local campaign are awarded the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year.” Nashville’s 2017 Man of the Year is Aaron Joyce of My Nashville Agent and 2017’s Woman of the Year is Diana Warner of Diana Warner Studio. The top local fundraisers in the country go on to win the national titles.
The mid-point event is the halfway mark of The Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Candidates come together to acknowledge and celebrate the progress already made and re-energize to focus on goals ahead.
“We’re thrilled that these superstar musicians are joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support this year’s Man & Woman of the Year mid-point event and help us create a world without blood cancer,” said Jeff Parsley, LLS’s Tennessee Chapter Executive Director. “Their support is unmeasurable. Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives.”
LLS is doing more than any health non-profit organization to advance cures and access for blood cancer patients and is having an impact beyond the blood cancers. Every nine minutes someone in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.
Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.