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Last night we also went to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s champagne reception at the JW Marriott for the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign. Guests enjoyed the beautiful sunset on the balcony while toasting to raising $1.63 million. We snapped LLS 2014 Woman of the Year Evelyn Smallwood surrounded by LLS’s Claudia Bahar, exec director Beth Gorman, Ria Freyberg, and Yana Vinnikov.

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An awards ceremony gave prizes like Party Like a Rock Star, Big Man on Campus, and Most Energetic. Here, LLS 2014 Man of the Year Gary DePreta, the Girl of the Year’s parents Tracie and Kelly Richards, 2014 candidate Rebecca Piluzza, and Grant Thornton’s Meg Nelbach.

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The evening spread the mission: we will find a cure today, not some day. Here, MWOY co-chair Kevin Pearson and 2014 candidate Jamie Graham with 2014 Girl of the Year Rylie Richards and her brother Evan.

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The 2015 campaign will kick off in April. Here, LLS Board member Dan Brown with Leadership Team members IBM’s Hap Peden and B3 Solutions’ John Nyce.