2021 NEPA Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Launch

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The Northeast Man and Woman of the Year Campaign has announced the nine candidates who think they have what it takes to earn the prestigious titles of Man & Woman of the Year, bringing us closer to a world without blood cancers. Year after year, individuals take on this challenge, although only two will win the official title, Man & Woman of the Year. The prestigious fundraising campaign embodies the idea that any individual can have an impact on cancer cures with hard work and dedication.

The candidates have set a goal of raising $100,000 during their 10 week campaign and have a goal of not only raising funds for lifesaving blood cancer research, but also raising awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 

To provide inspiration and motivation during their campaign, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, also known as the “Boy & Girl of the Year.” This year’s fundraising is in honor of two blood cancer patient heroes, the 2021 Boy & Girl of the Year, Luca and Grace

The campaign Kicked off on March 16, 2021 with a Virtual event and will conclude with the Grand Finale Celebration on May 25, 2021.

“What happens between these two events is the heart of the race,” says Pamela Formica, LLS’s Campaign Development Director. “Throughout the 10 weeks, each candidate will host events and motivate their networks to raise money for blood cancer research. The man and woman who raise the most money will be named as the local Man & Woman of the Year and go on to compete for national honors.”

The 2021 candidates are:
Kristen Schoemig—Customer Service Manager, Price Chopper
Jennifer Narkavitch—Owner, My Girl Managed Services
Alec Senofonte—Owner, Titan Tree Services
Courtney Novak—Teacher, Scranton School District
Tony Piazza—Attorney, Piazza Law Group
Jim Talerico—Talerico’s Tropical Winery
Mike Parker-Attorney, Pond Lehocky Scranton
Mike Ruane—Vice President, Strategic Relationship Manager, John Hancock
Frank Ruggiero—Attorney, Campolieto-Ruggiero Law Offices

Visit the Northeast PA Man & Woman of the Year website (https://mwoy.org/mwoy-scranton-0) and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.