Birmingham Man & Woman of the Year

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The world’s largest organization dedicated to fighting blood cancers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1949 by parents who lost their son to Leukemia. The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition where leaders in the community come together to make an impact in the fight against cancer in cities across the nation. The winners represent the Boy and Girl of the Year, local children who have survived their battle with cancer.

The Birmingham Man & Woman of the Year campaign has an impressive legacy. Our alumni database consists of over 80 prestigious past candidates, plus hundreds of campaign supporters and local sponsors. In eight years, Man & Woman of the Year in Birmingham has raised over $1.5 million to support the LLS mission.