The Challenge

Mike Reynold is running in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man of the Year fundraising campaign to help fund blood cancer research. Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man of the Year.

If 700 people donate to his campaign or donations total $40,000 or more, then Eleanor Brooks, a beautiful 7 year-old girl battling Leukemia, will “push” Mike out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the ground, thanks to our friends at No Limits Skydiving in West Point, VA.

You + Me + Research = A CURE FOR CANCER

Hurry! Voting closes 1676 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes ago!

Mike (above) recently ran the San Francisco Nike Marathon and the Virginia Beach Shamrock Half Marathon
with LLS’s Team in Training program. With your help, we’ll fund important research to cure cancer.

About Leukemia & Lymphoma

In short, both are types of blood cancer. Blood cancers can affect cells in the blood, bone marrow, the spleen, lymph nodes, and other parts of the lymphatic system.

More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with, or are in remission from, a blood cancer.

Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Every 10 minutes someone loses their battle with a blood cancer.

What Is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control. An estimated 52,380 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2014.

What Is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In 2014, there are expected to be 79,990 new cases of lymphoma diagnosed in the US (9,190 cases of Hodgkin lymphoma, 70,800 cases of NHL).

How Can I Help Fight Cancer?

Simply, support this campaign to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. SHARE this website with family, friends, and co-workers. Together we can make a difference.


Since the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) inception 65 years ago, cures for many patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma have been achieved.

Since the early 1960’s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Hodgkin lymphoma survival rates more than doubled, to 87%.

The survival rate for myeloma more than tripled.

In 1964 the five-year survival rate for children with the most commonly diagnosed leukemia was 3%.
Today it’s approximately 90%.

You + Me + Research = A CURE FOR CANCER

Each year, in communities across the country, passionate candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Man & Woman of the Year" titles by raising funds for LLS blood cancer research. These candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year.

Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks. The top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles. To date, these dedicated leaders have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today and helping us all achieve the LLS goal of a world without blood cancers.

The funds raised through Man & Woman of the Year are used in many ways:

  • The continuing research and development of breakthrough therapies.
  • Free blood cancer information, education and support.
  • To support patients in their communities through our 61 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.
  • To drive policies that accelerate the development and approval of new treatments.
  • To advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring that they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.

Your donations matter. Please consider donating today.

You + Me + Research = A CURE FOR CANCER