Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States, and 2020 marked the second edition of the campaign in Canada. Candidates formed powerful fundraising teams and compete in honour of local blood cancer survivors.
The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the nine-week campaign were awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.
The man and woman who have raised the most across the Canada will be recognized as the National Man & Woman of the year.
Would you, or someone you know, like to participate in the 2021 edition? Nominate a candidate today!
After weeks of competition amongst 13 incredible community leaders, candidates collectively raised over $280,000 in support of Canadians affected by blood cancers.
This year’s National winners are both candidates from Montreal: Woman of the Year winner, Alessandra Tropeano (Air Canada), raised over $51,000 and Man of the Year winner, Riccardo Zerbino (Baker Tilly), raised over $43,000.
We would like to thank all candidates for their steadfast commitment to improving outcomes of individuals and families affected by blood cancers in participating during this particularly challenging year.
For continuing research of lifesaving therapies like targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives.
For blood cancer information, education and support.
To support patients and their families in communities across Canada.
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.