Man Of The Year – Charity Initiative
4th May 2020
William Ellis (London Program, August 2005), is running for Man of the Year in San Francisco, and is asking his fellow alumni to donate to this incredible cause by visiting his website.
Supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the charity is close to Will’s heart as he himself has lived through blood cancer and received support from them during that time.
Megan Harris (London Program, March 2005), who is a dear friend and alumna of the program is part of Will’s campaign team as well.
Man & Woman of the Year
Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community. The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the year.
Since COVID-19, they have evolved their campaign into a fully virtual experience and have pushed forward initiatives that help mitigate risk for extremely vulnerable cancer patients. One of these initiatives is the COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program. Thanks to the generosity of LLS partners, eligible blood cancer patients will receive an individual one-time $250 stipend per patient to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities, transportation and other needs.