The fight against cancer continues today.  Each of us has a connection to someone who has battled this terrible disease.  It’s time we find a cure, let that time to be now.  Coast to Coast Cures is a group created to support fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their annual Man & Woman of the Year Fundraising Campaign.

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Our Goal is to raise $100,000 between March 31st, 2017 and June 10th, 2017.  Please help us by donating today!



Why Support The LLS


Blood Cancer is the #3 Killer

Only lung and gastrointestinal cancers take more lives in the US each year.  But, less than 1 in 10 new cancer diagnoses will be a blood cancer. And, there are many rare subtypes of leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas.  Without donations from people like you, research into treatments would not be possible.

LLS Research Has Been Utilized For Many Types of Cancers

Of 67 drugs newly FDA-approved as cancer treatments in the years 2000-2012, 28(42%) were first approved as treatments for blood cancer patients!  1/4 (225) of more than 900 new cancer treatments in clinical testing by companies (as of June 2012) were tested as treatments for blood cancer patients!  These treatments include Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplants, and molecular targeting.

Leukemia is Most Common in Children

Since LLS began investing in research in 1949, the 5-year survival rate for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia has improved from 5% to approximately 90%.  Despite this improvement, leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents, and young adults.

Invest in Finding Cures

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients. With the scope and scale to fund many projects at the same time, LLS supports hundreds of cancer scientists around the world.

Research Depends on You

Unlike commercial enterprises that consider blood cancers as “orphan diseases” with small markets and limited profit potential, LLS funds research based on medical need without regard to commercial return or market size. Every dollar invested comes from charitable support from concerned donors.

Extend Your Reach

LLS funds hundreds of promising researchers at leading cancer centers and universities worldwide. And since LLS has no campus or laboratories to maintain, your investment funds more research and less overhead than a donation made elsewhere.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Since 1949 LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

LLS is changing the landscape of cancer with more than 300 active research projects that explore different avenues of new and adventurous research; ones with promise and ones that will save lives not someday, but today.

Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday there will be a cure. Someday we won’t lose the people we love. But when is someday? With LLS’s research partnerships and collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, patients support services and advocates working for blood cancer patients everywhere, someday is today.

Click here to learn more about the LLS.


The Boy & Girl of the Year are local children battling blood cancers who serve as motivation and inspiration to Man & Woman of the Year candidates in their competition to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Meet The Team

Meet Our Team

Meet our incredible team of volunteers working to support the fight against cancer.

Join Our Team

Join our team to fundraise on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are awarded to the men and women in each community who raise the most funds during the ten-week campaign; the top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles.

Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” titles, by raising funds for blood cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. Every dollar counts as one vote, and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks; the top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles.

Man & Woman candidates are goal-oriented and compassionate. Their relentless efforts are focused on making life better for hundreds of thousands of patients battling blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Funds raised by Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for:

  • Lifesaving blood cancer research
  • Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
  • Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
  • Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
  • Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center


Coast to Coast Cures, was formed in 2015 by Brint Morrow.  In 2016 Brint and Preston Clarke decided to create a legacy team off that foundation to support future MWOY candidates.

The goal of Coast to Coast Cures is to raise $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by 2025 to help support the fight against cancer.  Since 2015 we have raised almost $250,000.