On June 1, 500 guests attended the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fort Wayne Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. The Man & Woman of the Year campaign brings together community leaders to compete to raise money for the LLS. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year – Ethan Stamps and Alaythea Baker. The eight candidates raised over $300,000 toward LLS’s mission of curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The gala featured cocktails, a silent and live auction, dinner and the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year.