A fierce fundraising competition for ambitious, philanthropic leaders

Are you a leader of change who stands up for what you believe in?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Man & Woman of the Year is an intense 10-week philanthropic competition between top leaders in communities across Canada.

As a candidate, you’ll fundraise relentlessly and fearlessly, supported by your networks and tools from LLSC staff. You’ll be inspired by Honoured Heroes—local children who have experienced blood cancers. And as you raise critical funds for blood cancer research and services, you’ll stand out as a true ally to all who face a blood cancer diagnosis.

The man and woman who raise the most funds in the country will be titled the National Man and Woman of the Year. These exceptional individuals will be recognized and celebrated across the country for their incredible contribution toward the blood cancer community.

Last year’s Man & Woman of the Year challenge raised more than $1 million, with both national winners contributing over $100,000 each!

The Man & Woman of the Year challenge supports:


Life-Enhancing Research

Groundbreaking research that seeks blood cancer cures and improves the quality of life for those affected by blood cancers.

Personalized Support

Information, understanding, and support through each step of the blood cancer experience.

Information & Education

The latest information and educational materials to support individuals experiencing blood cancers and healthcare professionals.

Have questions? We've got answers!

2021 National Winners


Tina Byers

Tina Byers
Woman of the Year


Aaron Bains

Aaron Bains
Man of the Year

Special thanks to the 31 other dedicated leaders who contributed to more than
$1,000,000 raised across Canada in 2021!