Saturday, June 04, 2011

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Grand Finale Gala is on Saturday, June 11th

The 2010 Man, Woman and Teen of the Year will be crowned based on their success in generating funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during a ten-week campaign which began at the Kickoff Party on April 1 and will culminate at the Grand Finale Gala on June 11, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 6pm - 10pm at the Hyatt Regency, 1601 L Street, Sacramento, CA

Cocktail Reception and Silent and Live Auction begin at 6:00p.m.
Tickets start out at $100 each. You can purchase them here.
When purchasing tickets, you can choose the candidate you would like to see named Man, Woman and Teen of the year. Many of my colleagues in the food and wine world are really pulling for Marcus Marquez of The L Wine Lounge.

Please contact Angela Tarricone at 916.929.4720 for more information on the event. To donate to the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society go here.

What is Man and Woman of the Year?

Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Man and Woman of the Year" titles, by raising funds for blood cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy and Girl of the Year. Every dollar counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks; the top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles.

Man and Woman candidates are goal-oriented and compassionate. Their relentless efforts are focused on making life better for hundreds of thousands of patients battling blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Funds raised by Man and Woman of the Year participants are used for:
• Lifesaving blood cancer research
• Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
• Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
• Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
• Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

In 2010, about 628,415 people are living with lymphoma or are in remission (no sign of the disease). This number includes about 153,535 people with Hodgkin lymphoma and 474,880 people with NHL.

Hodgkin lymphoma has characteristics that distinguish it from other diseases classified as lymphoma, including the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. These are large, cancerous cells found in Hodgkin lymphoma tissues, named for the scientists who first identified them. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of cancer.

What Is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control.

About 43,050 people are expected to develop leukemia in 2010.
Common Types of Leukemia

The four most common types of leukemia are:
acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

Each main type of leukemia is named according to the type of cell that's affected (a myeloid cell or a lymphoid cell) and whether the disease begins in mature or immature cells.

Other types of leukemia and related disorders include: hairy cell leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).

1 comment:

Donelle said...

Sounds like a fabulous event. My vote would go to Marcus as well. :)