WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Jason Brian and Jennifer Martin were named the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year, part of a
10-week effort that raised more than $300,000 in the fight against cancer.
The winners were announced at The Grand Finale Celebration
Presented by Mercedes-Benz, with Meredith
McDonough and Paul
LaGrone from WPBF 25 News serving as masters of ceremony. The
program was held at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.
Martin, of Bodhi Hot Yoga, and Brian, of Autocricket.com,
raised a combined total of more than $139,000.
The celebration began with a cocktail reception and silent
auction, which included a stay at a Tuscan villa, a Bahamas weekend getaway
paired with a flight courtesy of Airstream Jets, and a Tequila tasting party
courtesy of Rocco’s Tacos.
This year’s candidates raised funds in honor of Daniel Jaramillo, Boy of the Year, and Abby Alonzo, Girl of the Year, who
attended the event with their families.
In addition to Martin and Brian, other award candidates
included Mary Aguiar of
Christine D. Hanley & Associates, Kristi Lei Bryan of Kristi Lei Interiors, Denise Fraileof Verati Design, Donna Lewis of SunTrust Bank, Adam Lipson, Chris Grubb,Miles McGrane of Cole, Scott
& Kissane, P.A., Jeff Neve of
PNC Bank, Dr. Lorne Stitsky of
Personal Choice Family Practice, Lindsay
Tapp of Caregiver Services,Ilya
Tatarov of LostEvidence and Gretta Vitta of Powerful Marketing, Co.
The Presenting Sponsor was Mercedes–Benz and the Gold
Sponsor was Autocricket.com. Media Sponsors included WPBF 25 News, YOUnited TV,
Just Ask Boo and KOOL 105.5 FM. The Floral Sponsor was Suzanne Neve Events; the
Entertainment Sponsor was Elegant Occasions; the Signage Sponsor was Kauff’s
Signs; the Invitation Sponsor was Artcraft Engraving; and the Kick-off Sponsor
was McCormick & Schmick’s.
All proceeds generated by the event will be used by LLS to
cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the
quality of life for patients and their families. For more information, call
Darby Collins at 561-775-9954.
Photo: 2011 Man and Woman of the Year winners
Jennifer Martin and Jason Brian accept commemorative plates.