Who Won The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society annual “Man & Woman of the Year”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS –
held it’s annual “Man & Woman of the Year” gala  to
raise funds for blood cancer research at the Union League in Center City. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy &
Girl of the Year. The votes are in dollars, every dollar counts as one
vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes
at the end of the ten weeks; The top fundraisers locally win the titles
nationally. Meaning if John Smith raising a hundred thousand dollars
and that is the highest anyone raised in the country, then he is the
National Man of the Year. It’s a very clever way to raise money. Rick
, Campaign Manager, Maida Milone, Executive Director and Kevin
, Former Philadelphia Eagles player and cancer survivor.

 Man of the Year candidate Rob Shangraw, First Financial Group of Mass
Mutual, Woman of the Year candidate Bridget McMullin, The McMullin Design
Group and Jenna Collier

 Margie and Scott Kasner. The duo were scouring the silent auction items for fun cooking opportunities.

 Ben Brondeau and Melissa Brondeau, Board of Trustees

AnnMarie Hagan, 2011 Woman of the Year Eastern Pa Chapter of the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. and Jack Hagan. AnnMarie told me that in
order for her to win the title 2011 Woman of the Year Eastern Pa
Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma she held several fundraisers,
obtained items for the silent and live auctions and support from many of
her friends.

 Ryan Clark, Pope John High School II and 2012 Boy Candidate and John Clark, Board of Trustees.

 Ellen McGoldrick, Marjorie McGuire, 2002 Women of the Year and Jayne
. Majorie invited me to cover another wonderful cancer event the
5th Annual Showers of Hope on Friday evening, April
20, 2012, but I couldn’t make it. Stanley Cup winners Jim Watson and Dave Schultz, Olympic Ice
Dance champions and Olympic & World coaches Natalya Linichuk and
Gennadiy Karponosov, members of Danny and the Juniors attended.

 The GM Victory Brewing Company and Man of the Year candidate Matt
Victory co-Founder and President, Bill Covaleski. Matt Krueger
was proud of some of the ways he competed in his attempt to become Man
of the Year. One fun event he has was sponsored by Victory Brewing and
was an event at Paradise Farm in East Bradford in which attendees could
purchase tickets to shoot a pumpkin or watermelon out of a 40 foot long
10 inch diameter air compressed cannon. The targets were two minivans,
later they took sledge hammers to the vehicles. “It was Valhalla,” he

Justin Capetola, Al Capetola, Man of the Year candidate (note the rose)
Zach Capetola,
Oncology Marketing and Research Manager at
GlaxoSmithKline, Denise Bahr and Maxim Kind

Matthew Henry, wife Halley, Paige and Brynn. Brynn is a cancer survivor
and 2012 Girl of the Year. She volunteers for the LLS Team In Training
events and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.


Keli Falco, Man of the Year Candidate 2012 Anthony Falco, Strategic Wealth Management Advisors,
LLC, with sons AJ and Jake. The Falco’s were very confident with their
fundraising efforts to secure the Man of the Year title. They had 7
private events, did lots of fundraising with their friends and reached
out to corporations. But it’s not only about winning the title Anthony
said, it’s about raising money for a wonderful cause. The twelve
candidates collectively raised $409,000 for LLS. Anthony Falco of West
Chester earned the title of Man of the Year raising $209,000, which is
an unbelievable amount. Dawn Scradino of Philadelphia claimed the title
of Woman of the Year and she raised $26,000. The winner: The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society | Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter