On March 25th, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launched this year's search for the Man and Woman of the Year with a lively celebration at Harry Denton's Starlight Room. The candidates were all smiles as they mingled with special guests of honor -- Boy of the Year Adam Joseph Boegel, and Girl of the Year Stella Jade -- both of whom are brave blood cancer survivors.
The annual competition -- now in its 20th year -- involves truly compassionate local men and women who work to raise funds to support thousands of patients battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The Grand Finale reveals the winners in a gala setting at the Palace Hotel on Saturday, June 5th, recognizing their months-long efforts with cocktails, delicious food, and an exciting auction. To donate now and to find out more information, click here!
Photos: Frank Pryor
Meet the candidates for the 2010 LLS Man and Woman of the Year:
(Back Row) Bob Groenke, Dan Darcy, Andy Collins, Dean Felsher, Jeff Taylor, Tom Klein, John Welsh, Ken Loo
(Middle Row) Lisa Dunn, Holly Pranger, Bianca Velishek, Yuliya Singó, Kimberly Stearns-Weil, Kimberly Drury-Lightning, Isabella Blass, Carolyn Balling, Deanna Curiel, Shariann Tom
(Front Row) Boy and Girl of the Year Adam Joseph Boegel and Stella Jade
Anna Alioto, Noble Fields, Johnny "Love" Metheney, and Jennifer Gotti
Bill Shen and Purvi Shah, 2009 Man and Woman of the Year
Joy Lui, Foster Weeks, Holly Pranger
(back row) Sean Smith, Mykel Pennington, Luke Lightning
(front row) Larry Gerquest, Kimberly Drury-Lightning, Erin Petra, Stephanie Jacques
Karen Simon, Isabella Blass, Betsie Hidalgo, Nyers Parham
(back row) Louise Felsher, Gail Shem, Bonnie Felsher, Dean Felsher, Shariann Tom
(front row) Jim Smith, Gerry Tom
(back row) Angela DeClaro, Lorraine Yoshikawa, Deanna Curiel, Sewit Taffere, Devin MacDonald
(front row) Steven Comstok, Parhom Saeidi
Anna Alioto, Johnny "Love" Metheney, Kimberly Hathaway