On April 24, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a gathering at the Contessa Gallery on 247 Worth Avenue. The occasion for the gathering, which brought awareness to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was a celebration of the “mid-way” point of the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year award. The mid way point of the Man & Woman of the Year celebration followed a fashion-styling session for the campaign candidates. The candidates were treated to couture styling courtesy of Brioni and Emilio Pucci. With professional and tasteful styling by Brioni and Emilio Pucci, the candidates were ready for their spotlight in front of the camera. Final touches to hair and makeup were provided by the prestigious Woody Michleb Beauty Salon. Finally, to add the finishing touch, Salon Owner, Amy Michleb, herself, added her special high fashion expertise to bring out the best of the candidates in front of the camera. The Salon recently participated in the styling of professional runway models for the new Dolce&Gabbana Design District boutique in Miami.
2018 Man & Woman of the Year
The Mid-Way Celebration recognized the progress being made in this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ten-week campaign. Twenty candidates were selected for their community service and dedication to finding a cure. The candidates who raise the most money will win the local title and go on to compete for national honors. Last year, the Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised almost $1.3 million for blood cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy. This year’s fundraising includes a big push on Social Media by the individual candidates which is why the professionally styled photos are an important element.
The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates include:
Eduardo Balbis, Jupiter – Accenture
Katie Bullard, West Palm Beach – Barry University
Eric Caserta, Palm Beach Gardens – Cheney Brothers, Inc.
Jason DelGrosso, Boynton Beach – Hilton Garden Inn/Kolter Hospitality
Marcio Dias, West Palm Beach – Sterling Real Estate Group
Will Fuchs, Boca Raton – XPE Sports
Carl Gentile, Jupiter – Gentile & Associates, EXP Realty
Stacy Holcroft, Jupiter – Publix
Chris Knapp, Palm Beach Gardens – Merrill Lynch
Yaruska Llontop, Lake Park – Kolter
Monique McCall, West Palm Beach – Monique McCall Productions, Inc.
Laura Neandross, Jupiter – Neandross Estate Homes
Jen Nolin, Palm Beach Shores
Erin Omiatek, Delray Beach – Sotheby’s International Realty
Grant Portier, West Palm Beach – Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Joseph Schulz, Jupiter – Law Offices of Berman & Berman
Eric Sprechman, West Palm Beach – Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Sahira Sued, Wellington – Sahira Jewelry Design
Christopher Tolbert, Boca Raton – Essex Mortgage
Honorary Candidate Team, Florida Cancer Specialists
Campaign co-chairmen are once again Derek Brock, Jessica Johnson and Troy Rice. For a full list of events and ways you can get support candidates in the MWOY campaign, follow LLS’ local Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lls.area/. Winners of the 2018 campaign will be announced at the Grand Finale held on May 19, 2018, at the Hilton, West Palm Beach. To learn how you can get involved in future LLS events, or for information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit https://www.lls.org/palm-beach-area.
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Man and Woman of the Year