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2014 Miami Man & Woman of the Year Journey of Hope Gala

2014 Miami Man & Woman of the Year Journey of Hope GalaFriday, June 6, 7pm – Intercontinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

The Southern Florida and Puerto Rico Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced the winners of its 2014 Man and Woman of the Year campaign at “Journey of Hope” Gala in Miami where a total of $611,000 was raised by all candidates. Michael Parrish, Aon, was crowned the Miami Man of the Year and Yvette Aleman, F.R. Aleman and Associates, was crowned the Miami Woman of the Year.

The Man and Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week campaign, hosted by the Southern Florida Chapter to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancers. The campaign recruited candidates in the community who agreed to conduct their own fundraising campaigns and compete to earn the coveted title of Man and Woman of the Year. The 2014 nominees were Yvette Aleman, Christine Calvijo-Kish, Michelle Marchetti, Casey Munck for the Woman of the year. Peter Obre, Michael Parrish, Jose Romano, Zachery Scott for the Man of the Year. Candidates run in honor of the 2014 Miami Boy and Girl of the Year, Andres Hidalgo and Deja Webster, who are local blood cancer patient survivors and sources of inspiration for all.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma is the world largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. This year event chairs were Carolyn Cauceglia, Amadeus North America; Irene Korge; and Kimarie Stratos, Memorial Healthcare System. The Title Sponsors were Aon, Cruiser-Planners American Express and Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy.