About Visionaries of the Year

About Visionaries of the Year

What is Visionaries of the Year?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Visionaries of the Year campaign, formerly Man and Woman of the Year, is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States. Candidates and their team members raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, our Honored Heroes. The title "Visionary of the Year" is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the competition. The top Visionaries of the Year candidate in the country is awarded with the national title. As part of their journey, candidates and their teams will also choose a pillar of LLS’s mission – Research, Patient Education & Support, or Advocacy - to champion on as they raise money.  

Kickoff Celebration:

This celebration officially marks the beginning of the fundraising period.

The Mid Point Event:

At the halfway mark, candidates come together to acknowledge and celebrate the progress already made and re-energize to focus on goals ahead.

Grand Finale:

The announcement of the top fundraiser, Mission Award winners, and collective class fundraising total is a celebration at the culmination of the campaign. Surrounded by team members and friends, candidates are recognized for their efforts during a moving program that brings to life the impact of their incredible efforts. 

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