Whitehall Resident is Named LLS's Man of the Year

Naddeer Nejad of Whitehall was named LLS's Man of the Year
Naddeer Nejad of Whitehall was named LLS's Man of the Year

Influential leaders in the Lehigh Valley spent the last 10-weeks competing for the title of Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY), where they utilized their leadership abilities to conduct their own fundraising campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS). Every dollar counted as one vote. 

The winners were announced at the Grand Finale on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville. The night was a celebration of all fourteen candidate’s collective efforts as they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and dinner and dancing. 


             The 12 candidates collectively raised a record breaking $290,000. Nadder Nejad of Whitehall Township earned the title of Man of the Year and Linora Gula of Easton claimed the title of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Woman of the Year.

Money raised will benefit LLS’ mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This year’s fundraising is in honor of two patient heroes; the 2014 Boy & Girl of the Year are Xavier Garcia and Nathalie Rojas.

“We are so grateful for the commitment and generosity of these 12 fine men and women who took a 10-week journey with us to challenge themselves to raise money for a lifesaving cancer research,” said Ellen Rubesin, the Executive Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.  

The Presenting Sponsor is Major Hyundai. Silver Sponsor is Woodstone Country Club. Bronze Sponsors include Capital Blue Cross, Lehigh Valley Polish Water Ice, Nazareth Ford, and Silver Shears Salon. Media Sponsors are 100.7 WLEV-Radio, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Lehigh Valley Style, The Morning Call, and WFMZ-News69.

For more information about the Man & Woman of the Year campaign, please contact Campaign Manager, Pam Formica, at (610) 266-8513, ext. 2103 or Pam.Formica@lls.org, or visit their website at www.mwoy.org.epa


About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, 

Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. 


Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada including the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. 




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