(COLUMBIA, S.C.,)- The Midlands Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to announce that Clare Morris of Columbia has been hand selected for LLS’s 2019 Woman of the Year All Star competition, a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States to help make a significant impact on the fight against blood cancers. Morris is the first All Star in the state of South Carolina!
Man & Woman of the Year All Star campaign launched in 2014 as a fundraising competition among a select group of Man & Woman of the Year alumni. One former Man & Woman of the Year candidate is chosen to represent their local market as the All Star Alumni for that fiscal year. All Stars conduct their own campaign with their personal fundraising team. The male and female All Star who raises the most funds during the campaign is named the National Man & Woman of the Year All Stars via a celebratory national webcast in July.
Morris, the CEO of the Clare Morris Agency, is one of an elite group of influential, compassionate local and national community and business leaders who will compete for the National Woman of the Year All Star. Morris was chosen to represent all of the Midlands.
Morris will compete in honor of Midland’s local Boy & Girl of the Year, Rylan and Catherine who are local blood cancer survivors representing the thousands of patients who have been helped by LLS support services and research.
Morris first got involved with LLS in 2016 when she helped raise $125,000 for LLS with 3 other candidates.
“LLS’s fundraising campaigns like Man & Woman of the Year are making a huge impact. This past year marked a new era in the treatment of blood cancer. In all, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 18 therapies to treat patients with blood cancers, said Frank Canning, interim executive director of LLS’s Midlands Chapter. “But there’s more work to be done. Every three minutes someone new will be diagnosed. Our Man & Woman of the Year candidates embody the idea that any individual can make a difference with hard work and dedication. Finding cures takes us all.”
Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website (www.mwoy.org) and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.
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.
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