LLS Man & Woman Of The Year Grand Finale Gala

Posted By on June 13, 2019

The Event: 2019 LLS Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala

The Cause: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Greater Phoenix

Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families

Campaign Co-Chairs: Wes Gullett and M. Preston Clarke

Gold Sponsor: True North Studio & NOVA Home Loans

Date held: June 1

Venue: JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Man of the Year: Forest Melton

Woman of the Year: Genevra Richardson

Dollars raised: Nearly 1.1 Million

Notable moment: Woman of the Year, Genevra Richardson set a new fundraising record for the Arizona chapter, generating $246,761 during her 10-week Man & Woman of the Year campaign.

  • 2019 MWOY total amount raised - $1,097,820
  • 2019 Man and Woman of the Year
  • Melissa Borg, Daughter of 2018 Woman of the Year candidate Andrea Borg (who passed away in 2018)
  • 2019 MWOY Co-Chairs - M. Preston Clarke and Wes Gullett
  • Russell Thompson, 2019 Man of the Year candidate
  • Kathy Pidgeon, 2019 Woman of the Year candidate
  • Scott Takinen, 2019 Man of the Year candidate
  • Auctioneer, Leticia Frye
  • Genevra Richardson being announced as Woman of the Year
  • Forest Melton being announced as Man of the Year
  • Samantha Sanz, 2019 Woman of the Year candidate
  • Wes Gullett, 2019 MWOY Campaign Co-Chair, leading a toast with the candidates
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