Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's South Carolina Man & Woman of the Year!

Now-a-days people always talk about everyone being a winner and I am not someone that subscribes to that theory. In competition, not everyone can be a winner. However, participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Carolina Man & Woman of the Year Fundraiser may be a more appropriate time to indicate everyone as winners.

There were five contestants, two females and three males, vying for the title but more importantly they were doing so by raising money for the fight against blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The South Carolina Boy of the Year was Josey Hale. The South Carolina Girl of the Year was Nadia Morris-Young.

The turning point in all this was realizing close to 15 years ago, I was a patient that was recognized to give a face to the fundraising and physical efforts to a Team in Training as they prepared for a marathon.

As I talked with Josey and Nadia last night, it struck me how many blessings I had been given to be healthy and in a position to help an organization that assists so many. It's nice to be reminded of the wonderful opportunities every day brings.

The opportunity to see life come full circle from patient to Man of the Year was amazing. No doubt a wonderful reminder of God's grace, glory, and presence. I certainly felt a momentary shudder as I had a sense that my Mom was looking down on me, as well as, a good friend that lost her battle with cancer as we were going through the trenches together.  Peace be with you.......


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Fundraiser

Every 4 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

I was one of those people 14 years ago and as of March 13, 2010, I am embarking upon a ten (10) week fundraising effort to raise $15,000.00 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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.

Funds raised by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for:

  • Lifesaving blood cancer research
  • Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
  • Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
  • Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
  • Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

Get in the game and start supporting this cause. If not for me, for the cause itself.  I would appreciate any financial assistance you could provide. Yes, I am financially contributing thousands of dollars that I am not counting towards the $15,000.00 goal, so you are  not alone.


Go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year personalized website to donate! Or by clicking here.


I have previously written about my cancer experience and after you donate money feel free to read it. If you don't donate money, you can't read it.

(Bad Word) If You Have Never Had Cancer!