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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
I completed the 2016 Summer Program in the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. I received a BS Degree in Radio/TV from ASU and a MA Degree in Technical and Expository Writing from UALR. As a Cancer Survivor and a Widow, I hope I can help others through my Blog http://leslieinlittlerock.blogspot.com/ Twitter @leslieinlr and Instagram @leslieinlittlerock accounts.

Friday, March 7, 2014

I'm a Candidate for the 2014 Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) - Arkansas Division!

Yesterday was the Kickoff Celebration for the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) - Arkansas Division. For the next ten weeks, LLS is accepting donations online in the candidate's name as an annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Each dollar donated equals one vote and all proceeds go to the LLS.


 I am honored to have been selected as one of five candidates for the Man and Woman of the Year. Three of us are blood cancer survivors, one is the husband of a cancer survivor and the other one is a close friend of the family of the six-year-old boy who has been chosen as the Boy of the Year.

I'm in the red suit with my family and friends at the Kickoff Celebration for the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year

Here's a link to my personal webpage:



WHAT
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among a select group of individuals in the community. While each candidate conducts their own campaign, all candidates are united by one goal: to use their leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives.

HOW
By accepting the nomination, candidates will have 10 weeks beginning the day of the kickoff (March 6,  2014) to accumulate the most "votes." Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The male and female candidates who raise the most votes during the campaign are named the Arkansas Chapter's Man & Woman of the Year at the Grand Finale on May 15, 2014 to be held at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.

WHO
Candidates run in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer survivors and sources of inspiration. Candidates are people who are passionate about finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. From corporate presidents to ultra marathoners, the diverse candidates and nominees always have two qualities in common: humanity and passion.

WHY
More than 1 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from a blood cancer. Someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes. New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will account for nine percent of the 1.5 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States this year.

We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Proceeds from the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year support our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.