In 2014, Kimberly Miller’s dear friend Sarah Raley was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Sarah’s battle inspired her to join the fight to find a cure for blood cancers. Having run two marathons and two half marathons for the mission since then, Sarah nominated Kim to run for Woman of the Year Competition, so that together they could create more survival stories like hers. “Although I was inspired to become involved with LLS because of Sarah’s diagnosis and the loss of other friends and family; what keeps me most passionate about it is seeing kids, like Pleasant Valley student Schyler Herman, fighting everyday to beat these diseases. As the mother of healthy children, it is my hope that someday no parent ever has to hear the words ‘your child has cancer’,” shared Kim.
Man and Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.
The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community. The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the year.