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There are a number of different ways to get involved in your local Man & Woman of the Year campaign.

If you are a dynamic individual that is driven to find cures, consider becoming a candidate. You can also nominate a candidate, join a candidate's team, or sponsor a local campaign. During your community's ten-week campaign, the easiest way to get involved is to make a donation to a candidate or team member. No matter how you choose to get involved with Man & Woman of the Year, a local chapter staff person will ensure that your experience is a rewarding one.

Our Commitment To Curing Cancer

In 2018, we invested almost $7.8 million in the creation of programs and delivery of services to improve the lives of Canadians affected by blood cancers from coast to coast. This investment included a commitment of over $4.2 million in innovative, life-changing research to accelerate new cancer treatments, therapies, and cures; and $3.6 million towards funding patient services, programs and education across Canada.

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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