Announcing Mitch Bobo (Bobo and Bain Construction) and Nadine Baxter (UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute) as Man & Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Arkansas Division (LLS).
Six local candidates were judged solely on their success in generating funds to advance the mission of LLS. Each competed in honor of LLS’s Boy & Girl of the Year, who are sources of inspiration.
LLS has hit a milestone of investing $1 billion to find a cure and advocate for access to those innovative therapies for cancer patients. The funds raised by candidates stay in Arkansas assisting patients with emotional support, the most up to date cancer information, financial support and most importantly research for a cure and access to those treatments.
“We are forever grateful to Mitch, Nadine and the other candidates because we could not maximize the fight against blood cancer without their diligence and network of support. After all, blood cancer is the leading cause of deaths from cancer in children under the age of 20 and it strikes adults 12 times harder. There is no stopping until we find a cure. Today, all of these candidates are winners. Cancer is the loser,” said Kim DuPas, Arkansas Manager.
Man & Woman of the Year was possible due to the following sponsors: Takeda Oncology, Crow-Burlingame Co. – Bumper to Bumper, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Signal Genetics and Glazer’s.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS’s 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 and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org/gat.