The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Kicks Off the 2016 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

Influential Leaders Compete to Raise Funds in Honor of Local Blood Cancer Survivors

Mar 08, 2016, 11:00 ET from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater Bay Area Chapter

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Greater Bay Area Chapter is thrilled to be launching its 2016 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign on March 10, 2016 at its Kickoff Party at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. This year the North Bay campaign has four candidates competing to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures.

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is an annual 10-week fundraising competition between community leaders united by one goal: to use their leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives.  The four candidates are competing in honor of the 2016 North Bay Boy & Girl of the Year, Marlon V. from Calistoga and Haley G. from Novato, respectively, who are both blood cancer survivors. Every dollar counts as one vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of the campaign.

The 2016 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year candidates include:
Kevin Afman
Stacey Biagi
Karen Peterson
Eddie Zentner

The North Bay Man & Woman of the Year campaign will culminate at the Grand Finale Celebration on May 19, 2016 at the Jacuzzi Family Winery.  Tickets for the Grand Finale Celebration are available for purchase starting March 10, 2016 and can be purchased online at

For more information on the North Bay Man & Woman of the Year campaign, contact Alisha Basich at or 707-544-4350, or visit

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 and provides free information and support services for patients and their loved ones.

Major LLS fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light The Night Walk, School & Youth, Man & Woman of the Year and Leukemia Cup Regatta.  To reach the widest possible audience, LLS partners with national and regional level companies and brands, including Nike, Disney, Burlington and others.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  To learn more, visit  Patients and caregivers should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.


SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater Bay Area Chapter