Severn Grad Tommy Cleaver Running For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man Of The Year
Severn School grad Tommy Cleaver has been battling leukemia for 10 years. Extremely grateful for the excellent support and care he has received, he wants to share his story, and in doing so, give back. Tommy is a candidate for the Lekemia & Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year. Each year across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn the LLS title, Man or Woman of the Year. These titles are earned by raising funds for blood cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. Every dollar raised counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of 10 weeks. The top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles.
Funds raised by Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for: Lifesaving blood cancer research; financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing; free educational materials and events for patients and their families; local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program; and comprehensive, personalized assistance through LLS' Information Resource Center.