Portland, June 14th. 600 people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho, and Montana Chapter. Every year local candidates compete in a spirited 10-week campaign for the title of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year. Organizers say, “Candidates are judged solely on their ability to raise the most money to fund cancer research to bring help, hope, and save lives.”
This year’s candidates included: Henry Alvarez from Bank of the Cascades, Matt Elmgren from Mercer, Tony McQuade from Kaiser Permanente , Timber Jim Serrill from the Timbers Army, Tam Driscoll, Alison Goldwater from Regence BlueCross BlueSheild of Oregon, Miesha Johnson from LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon, Julie Peterson from Pinnacle Capital Mortgage, Katie Peterson from The Partners Group and Lisa Tracy from United HealthCare.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Our Key Priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.