Emma's Dream Team Wine Tasting Event:
Join us at BottleMixx Friday April 8th from 4:30-7:30PM for a wine tasting event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man Of The Year Campaign!
Proceeds will go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Campaign Michael Brooks - Emma's Dream Team www.mwoy.org/pages/nc/triangle16.mbrooks
Read below for more information about the campaign and how your "vote" can make a difference!
We'll have 5 wines for tasting this fun Friday evening along with some light appetizers and desserts!
Tickets are just $20 and are available at the store the day of the event.
There will be a 50-50 raffle during this fundraiser so be sure to bring lots of extra cash if you wish to participate! The drawing to be held about 7 p.m.
Now here's more about the campaign....
About the LLS Man & Woman of the Year Campaign:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among a select group of individuals in the community. Candidates for Man & Woman of the Year are extraordinary people. They share a competitive spirit and compassion for others. They are dynamic individuals who are well-connected in their communities. And they are relentless in their efforts to find cures for blood cancers. From corporate presidents to ultra marathoners, the diverse individuals all have one goal in mind: a world without blood cancer. While each candidate conducts their own campaign, all candidates are united by one goal: to use their leadership skills to raise funds to help blood cancer patients live longer and more fulfilling lives. By accepting the nomination, candidates will have ten weeks beginning the day of the kickoff to accumulate the most "votes." Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The male and female candidates who raise the most votes during the campaign are named the Triangle Man & Woman of the Year at the Grand Finale on April 30, 2016.
Emma Woodward is the Girl of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
At two and a half, Emma began complaining of leg pain. She showed signs of fatigue but her parents blamed lack of sleep the nights before. One week, Emma began running an unexplained fever. She had no symptoms, and after a week, the pediatrician ran blood tests. On April 18, 2013, her parents received a call to bring her straight to the ER at UNC Hospital. After a marrow biopsy that was taken from her spine, the doctors confirmed their greatest fear. Emma had leukemia.
Emma fought her battle for two and a half years, with a nightly cocktail of oral medications, weekly port infused chemotherapy and monthly spinal taps. Thankfully, Emma is now in remission! Her family is grateful for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for all the research and amazing things they do to bring attention to this cause.
About Michael Brooks's Fundraising Campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
By Michael Brooks
For those of you who are scientifically oriented - or, perhaps, a bit skeptical about how our donations actually fund research, I hope you will take 4 minutes to watch this powerful video that does an incredible job of illustrating one of the inspiring research advances that LLS has helped make possible.
This groundbreaking immunotherapy work, led by Dr. Carl June at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), was funded in large part by LLS who have played a vital role in advancing this critical work with an investment totaling $21 million. Dr. June and his team are experimenting with the use of modified HIV (HIV!) to mobilize an attack against cancer cells. Incredible story!
You can see the video here: http://vimeo.com/54668275.
For more info go to: www.mwoy.org/pages/nc/triangle16.mbrooks