June 20, 2017– A Beverly Hills woman has been named the Woman of the Year of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Michigan chapter.
Andrea (Andy) Roisman of Beverly Hills, raised $62,034 to support LLS’s goal to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to life-saving treatments.
During a spirited 10 week fundraising period beginning with a kickoff celebration, candidates across the country competed in honor of a local boy or girl who is a blood cancer survivor to raise the most funds to ensure that the world will exist without blood cancers. This year, candidates were participating on behalf of local blood cancer survivors, Jayden, age 14 and Catie, age 16.
Candidates and their campaign teams were judged solely on fundraising success, each dollar counting as one vote. Candidates in each LLS chapter across the country vie for the local title.
Andy received the title at the Grand Finale Event on June 9 with her daughters Caryn & Marni cheering her on. She is the Community Relations Specialist for Arcadia Home Care & Staffing in Southfield. Andy has been involved with LLS as part of the fundraising team “Stephen’s Soldiers” since 2009 raising funds in honor of Stephen Vorenberg who was diagnosed at age 15 with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Andy has had support from the Birmingham Bloomfield chamber who has assisted her through promoting and attending various events for the LLS.
When a candidate raises $50,000, they are given the honor of naming a research portfolio in honor of someone. Andy named a portfolio that focuses on childhood pediatric cancers in honor of Stephen Vorenberg and in memory of Jeff Camiener, a good friend who passed away from a blood cancer.
“Congratulations to our winners, and to all of our candidates and campaign team members who participated in this year’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign,” said Doug Glazier, LLS Executive Director. “These exceptional volunteers are all passionate and determined individuals and leaders in their communities. Together, we are getting closer to LLS’s goal of a world without blood cancer.”
LLS is the world’s leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers and ensuring that patients have access to life-saving treatments. Every nine minutes someone in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. The funds raised through LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year are used for:
Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website (www.mwoy.org) and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS 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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
Michigan Chapter – 1471 E 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights MI 48071