Savannah native, Karen Bogans has been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2018 Woman/ Man of the Year. Candidates across the country compete in honor of a local boy or girl who is a blood cancer survivor, to raise the most funds for blood cancer research.
Bogans, Mill Communications Manager for International Paper’s Savannah mill is one of an elite group of community and business leaders who will compete for the titles of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year. Competing for these titles is an honor surrounded with a great deal of fanfare, including a full-page ad in USA Today. However, the most important reason candidates participate is to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. “The work done by this organization is phenomenal. They care deeply about families and individuals in their work to find cures for blood cancers. I am proud be a part of this effort,” said Bogans. As a candidate, Bogans will raise funds for a world without blood cancers during a ten-week period from February 1 – April 13. Every dollar she raises will count as one “vote” in her favor. The male and female candidates with the most “votes” will be awarded the titles Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale on Friday, April 13 at the Hyatt Regency. The local winners are then entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year titles. There are many ways you can support Bogans in her quest for a world without blood cancers. Become a member of her campaign team, sponsor the Grand Finale, or simply pledge to make a donation during her campaign by going to the following link pages.mwoy.org/ga/savannah18/kbogans and clicking “DONATE” or by mailing checks made out to LLS to Karen Bogans, International Paper, 1201 West Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA 31415. To learn more about Man & Woman of the Year, visit www.MWOY.org/ga.