Heroes Among Us
I am thrilled with the outcome of the Superhero Photo Shoot marathon we held to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. Those battling cancer are real-life superheroes so we wanted to offer a fantasy session that was appropriate to the meaning behind that idea.
Holy heck did these clients run with it! We not only had some amazing photos and some INCREDIBLE costumes, but we also had a blast doing it.
Every penny went to LLS and the campaign is best explained in the words of Carla (the campaign's director) below.
"Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Man & Woman of the Year" titles, 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 counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks; the top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles.
Man & Woman candidates are goal-oriented and compassionate. Their relentless efforts are focused on making life better for hundreds of thousands of patients battling blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
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
Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center"