I would like to thank you all for your tremendous support throughout my intensive 10-week campaign. The LLS Grand Finale Gala, held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Altria Theater in Richmond, VA, was amazing and truly inspiring.

I would like to share my final numbers with you all… drum roll please… throughout the Man of the Year campaign I raised a total of $63,078!

This would not be possible without YOUR support and contributions and I thank YOU again for touching my life and helping me touch other people’s lives through funds for cancer research.

Although I did not win the Man of the Year title, I hold my head high! Because of your generosity, my campaign raised the money needed to be able to name an AML Treatment Research Protocol in honor of someone. In that, I will be able to ensure AJ’s legacy lives on!

I would like to congratulate my fellow Man & Women of the Year candidates! The Richmond Chapter of LLS shattered their goal of raising $500,000 to battle blood cancers by raising a grand total of $598,000!!!

THANKS TO YOUR HELP we comfort, not only patients, but also the families whose lives are flipped upside down.
THANKS TO YOUR HELP we spread awareness of cancer treatment opportunities and ways to rally support.
THANKS YOUR HELP we can raised money for research to find a cure for blood borne cancers.
THANKS TO YOUR HELP we did our part to kick leukemia into extinction!

The next time someone hears the chilling words, “you have cancer,” hopefully we have made it a bit easier for the patients and their families. Together we have proven that SOMEDAY is TODAY and we can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Joey Slye – 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate