COPLEY SQUARE — 400 guests attended The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 “Man & Woman of the Year,” which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel on Friday, May 17, 2019. Through the event and the efforts of individuals more than $480,000 was raised for research and patient support.
This year’s Woman and Man of the Year are Lauren Jones of Dorchester and Dean Stamoulis of Shrewsbury, whose campaigns raised nearly $100,000. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are 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 entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the Year.
The event’s hosts were Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning” show’s Bex and Jam’n 94.5’s Ashlee Feldman. The auctioneer was our own Jim Fagan, whose son Jamie was the Society’s 2018 Man of the Year.
The Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The event’s sponsor was Boston’s Best Coffee Roasters.
All photos by Bill Brett