Ten weeks ago eighteen candidates set out for Man and Woman of the Year and formed fundraising teams in a philanthropic competition benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I was honored to be one of those candidates and tonight we learned that a grand total of $1,200,843 was raised. Congratulations to all the candidates and a special thanks to my fundraising team for all your hard work! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.