The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Southern Florida Market is proud to present the 8 Fort Lauderdale candidates and 50 team members who have signed up for Man and Woman of the Year®– an innovative and fierce ten-week fundraising competition. The 2021 campaign is spearheaded by Honorary Chair, Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Chair, Susan Renneisen, Vice President of Community Affairs & Special Events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
During this ten-week period, these community leaders raise critical funds, which LLS deploys to advance breakthrough treatments and to support the more than 1.3 million blood cancer patients in the U.S. The man and woman who raises the most funds at the end of the competition are awarded the prestigious title of Man and Woman of the Year. Top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national title.
During the campaign, candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor a local boy and girl of the year who are currently battling or are in remission from a blood cancer. As Honorary Chair of the Southern Florida Market, comprising both the Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale campaigns, Superintendent Carvalho is raising monies in honor of all children battling cancer in South Florida.
“It’s inspiring to watch these influential men and women work so hard to fundraise and help us find cancer cures,” said DeAnn Hazey, CFRE, LLS South Florida Region Executive Director. “For these incredible candidates and their teams, it’s not just about winning a title, it’s about partnering with other mission-driven individuals and collectively making an impact in their communities and the generations ahead of them. They will help us advance the development of new childhood cancer treatments for the first time in 40 years with the LLS Children’s Initiative, leading the way in treating cancer and caring for patients.”
The campaign runs from April 5 through June 10, 2021. The winning candidates will be announced at the Virtual Grand Finale Celebration presented by The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Thursday, June 10th.
Man and Woman of the Year provides a way to engage an elite group of community and business leaders for a common cause. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS, they will make a real impact in the fight against cancer. To learn more about the Man and Woman of the Year program and how it might work for you or someone you know, visit: https://www.mwoy.org/
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. For additional information visit lls.org/lls-newsnetwork. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion on Oct. 24, 2019. New offerings include 638 upscale guestrooms in the first-ever Guitar Hotel, 168 luxury guestrooms and unique swim-up suites in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, and 465 newly redesigned guestrooms in Hard Rock Hotel for a combined room count of 1,271 throughout the resort. Additional amenities include the lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; a 13.5-acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor with 3,100 slots, 195 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and The Shoppes at The Guitar Hotel, a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The highly anticipated Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, will showcase A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441) and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.
For more information, visit online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly