Who We Are

Who We Are

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, and 2020 marked the second edition of the campaign in Canada. Candidates formed powerful fundraising teams and compete in honour of local blood cancer survivors.

The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the nine-week campaign were 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 Canada will be recognized as the National Man & Woman of the year.

Would you, or someone you know, like to participate in the 2021 edition? Nominate a candidate today!

The funds raised through LLLC's Man & Woman of the Year are used:

For continuing research of lifesaving therapies like targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives.
Red Heartbeat
For blood cancer information, education and support.
Red Hands Helping
To support patients and their families in communities across Canada.

How Candidates Fundraise


Form a Team

Find people and put them on your team.

Personal Asks

Ask people personally for money.


Ask businesses for money.

The Boy & Girl Of The Year

The Boy & Girl of the Year are local blood cancer survivors who provide inspiration and motivation to candidates during their campaign, as well as support for their appeals. The candidates compete in honor of them.
Nolan - 2020 Boy of the year


Nolan was diagnosed on October 11th 2011 with AML (acute Myeloid Leukemia) at the tender age of 10 months. Which is very rare for his age.

We were admitted right away and his treatments began within days. Our heads were spinning and we were in full panic mode. But there was no other option for us. We were going to fight; fight for his life and our family...


It was three days before Gracie’s first birthday in 2014, we would receive the most devastating news that a family could ever receive that our sweet baby girl had blood Cancer. She was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), and would have to undergo seven intense rounds of chemotherapy at the IWK, we were completely devastated and felt like we were in worst nightmare parents could ever imagine...
Gracie - 2020 Girl of the year