I am so excited to announce the acceptance of my nomination for Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for 2022!
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. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. 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.
I hope you check out all of the information shared below about this amazing organization, and what they do to help kids!
From the very bottom of my heart, I thank you for your support!
XOXO - Roberta
That's right! I am in the running for Woman of the Year 2022 for LLS!
I was nominated by friend of the show, Amanda Montell, to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At first I was nervous, but then I remembered our amazing community of incredible people, and I realized I am not alone and I can do big things!
Cancer has GREATLY affected my life, I lost my father in 2013 to pancreatic, and my grandfather had leukemia. I've lost many people I love to this horrible disease and I want to do what I can to help raise awareness and funds!
Not to sound like a total Hun, but wanna join my team?
We are raising funds for childhood cancer treatment research and we need your amazing skills and help!
We're looking for amazing men and women who want to put their heart and work ethic to good use! Too many times in MLM we donated our time and funds to tax shelters disguised as charities. I want to give us an opportunity to help where true help is really needed.
If you're ready to hop on and join us, every little bit of help helps! From planning an event, to raising funds locally, we need you!
These are the two amazing kids that we will be fighting for this campaign!
On July 29, 2019 Avila was diagnosed with cancer, B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After two years of chemotherapy, and with only five months left of treatment, we received the heart breaking news that Avila's cancer came back.
As of July 2021, Avila has begun another two-year treatment plan. She is strong, smiling, and fighting. It is surely a major bump in the road, but we are all hopeful that she will beat cancer once and for all!
Marco was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2016 and has currently achieved remission. He loves Lego building and playing football and hockey.
Marco, who lives in Chula Vista, is trying to make up his mind whether to be a pro hockey player or doctor when he grows up.