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January 14, 2021 By Erika R. Whitehead

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Man and Woman of the Year 2021

Vogelzang Law is pleased to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual Man and Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign. The campaign, which brings together candidates from around the country, kicks off next month.

The 10-week campaign allows each candidate to engage in a philanthropic competition for LLS. Candidates are supported by LLS staff, family, friends and community members who comprise their support teams and fundraising networks. The competition will culminate with one man and woman earning the coveted “Man or Woman of the Year” title.

Vogelzang Law Public Relations Manager, Mirela Kopier, serves on this year’s LLS MWOY leadership board and selected the firm’s first set of nominees. She chose this year’s nominees because of their commitment to cancer research and finding a cure.

“When I thought of who I was nominating, I thought of people who had a philanthropic spirit,” Mirela says. “First and foremost, it’s something that’s in their heart, something that I’ve seen in them. The second thing that I thought of was people who are outgoing. The third thing I thought of is what their network looks like.”

Funds raised from the LLS MWOY campaign will help find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Funds from the campaign will also go toward supporting research to advance breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients. LLS is the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and patient support and is the voice for blood cancer patients and survivors today.

“LLS is a super important organization in cancer research and not just blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, but in all cancer research and other diseases,” Mirela says. “The research dollars that are fundraised and distributed really improve treatment options, clinical trials and drug introductions on the market.”

We encourage you to stay tuned as we announce the names of our nominees next month! We will include more information about how you can donate and support. Please help us in the fight against cancer!

For more information about LLS and how you can get involved, click the link: https://www.mwoy.org/