The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces Angela Klosterman as candidate for Woman of the Year

March 14, 2018 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces Angela Klosterman as candidate for Woman of the Year

The Midlands Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced that Klosterman of Lexington has been nominated as a candidate for LLS’s 2018 Woman of the Year. Candidates across the country will compete in honor of a local boy or girl who is a blood cancer survivor, to raise the most funds for blood cancer research.

Klosterman, of First Citizens Bank, is one of an elite group of community and business leaders who will compete for the titles of LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year. Competing for these titles is an honor surrounded with a great deal of fanfare, including a full-page ad in USA Today. However, the most important reason candidates participate is to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. Klosterman got involved with LLS because she has witnessed the debilitation effects that cancer has on those who suffer from the disease and on friends and family who care for and nurture their loved ones. Angela is joining this campaign in loving memory of her father, Mike Till, who was a champion while fighting cancer and was a light to everyone he met during his life.

As a candidate, Klosterman will raise funds for a world without blood cancers between March 6 and May 17, 2018. Every dollar she raises will count as one “vote” in her favor. The male and female candidates with the most “votes” will be awarded the titles Midlands Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale on May 17 at the USC Alumni Center. The local winners are then entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year titles.

“The Man & Woman of the Year program is a great way for candidates to partner with other influential people in their communities to bring hope to thousands of blood cancer patients,” said Paul Jeter, LLS’s Midlands Chapter Executive Director. “Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies.”

There are many ways you can support Klosterman in her quest for a world without blood cancers. Become a member of her campaign team, sponsor the Grand Finale on May 17 or simply pledge to make a donation during her campaign.

You can donate to Angela using this link http://pages.mwoy.org/sc/midlands18/aklosterma.

Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website (www.mwoy.org) and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.