The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year was held May 21, 2022 @ the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

CANDIDATES: Will Conrad, Jamie Stephanie Jones, Jay Jaffre, Jeff Krammer, Kelly Lane, Robin Martin, Captain Renee Peterson, Jamie Quick, Samantha Ramanine & Raphael Walters

Every nine minutes, somebody in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. And, in today’s times of uncertainty, cancer patients need support now, more than ever. A woman and a man have been named the winners of this year’s Fort Lauderdale “Man & Woman of the Year” of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS). Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to fight blood cancer among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.

The two winners, Jay Juffre of Fort Lauderdale and Stephanie Jones of Fort Lauderdale, raised funds, to support LLS’s goal to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments.

During a spirited 10-weeks, beginning with a kickoff celebration, 10 candidates competed in honor of a local boy who is a blood cancer survivor to raise the most funds to ensure a world without blood cancers. 

Candidates and their campaign teams were judged solely on fundraising success this campaign season, each dollar counting as one vote.

Thank you to our MWOY chairs Kim Sarni and Justin Nepola for leading the campaign to success. Together, we are getting closer to LLS’s goal of a world without blood cancer. 

Congratulations to our winners, Jay Juffre and Stephanie Jones and to all of our candidates and campaign team members who participated in this year’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign. These exceptional volunteers are all unstoppable leaders in their communities.