What is Man and Woman of the Year?
Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” titles by raising funds for blood cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. Every dollar counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks. The top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles. To date, these dedicated leaders have helped LLS invest almost $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today.
Ben Jernigan is up for Man of The Year here in South Alabama. One of his fundraising efforts is a huge concert/party this Sunday, June 1st at Moe’s BBQ in Downtown Mobile. He brought some special guests with him on Studio10.
Shep Hall is the ‘Boy of the Year’ for South Alabama. William ‘Shep’ Hall, is a 3 year old from Daphne. At age 2, Shep was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic lymphoma. He has been receiving intense treatment for the past 8 months, multiple chemotherapy meds, given in his spine, orally or in his port.
Jernigan’s benefit concert/crawfish boil this Sunday at Moes BBQ will feature Anders Osborne and lots of other Louisiana musicians. Tickets are available by clicking on my picture on the following link and going to my store. You can also donate to LLS there or buy tickets to our grand finale party taking place on Thursday, June 12, at Space 301. http://www.mwoy.org/al/localchapter/sa/candidates.