Leukemia & Lymphoma’s 20th Annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

Zachary Potter, Stacey Mikel, Eric Inge, Brittany Tallon

Zachary Potter, Stacey Mikel, Eric Inge and Brittany Tallon

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Dedicated fund-raisers Eric Inge and Stacey Mikel were named Man and Woman of the Year by the Palm Beach County chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Ashley Barnett, Jason Brian

Ashley Barnett and Jason Brian

They were among 13 Palm Beach County volunteers who were honored at the Kravis Center, concluding the 20th annual Palm Beach Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Together the group raised $278,190 for victims of blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

Tiffany Kenney and Todd McDermott, co-anchors from media sponsor WPBF 25 News, emceed the Grand Finale, which attracted over 300 supporters. It marked the end of the candidates’ 10-week fundraising campaigns.

Inge, of JDI Group, raised $57,915, while Mikel, of Gold Rush America, raised $50,316. The runners-up were David Siegel of Northwestern Mutual and Teresa Dabrowski of The Benjamin School.

The 2013 candidates, many of whom were touched by blood cancer, were:
Victor Concepcion—Livein & Dirty Martini
Teresa Dabrowski—The Benjamin School & Krank It
Jane Garcia-Deale—Allegiance Home Health
Lisa Garner—United Nursing Services
Karen Holloway—Northwestern Mutual
Eric Inge—JDI Group
Chris Keller—Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
Lee Levenson, Jr.—Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, PA
Julie McBowman—The Cheesecake Factory
Stacey Mikel—Gold Rush America
Jennifer Sanchez—HD Smith
David Siegel—Northwestern Mutual
Zachary Willis—Oxford International

Ric Bradshaw, Tiffany Kenney, Todd McDermott

Ric Bradshaw, Tiffany Kenney and Todd McDermott

The candidates were judged solely on their success in generating funds to advance the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every dollar raised was counted as one “vote.”

The candidates competed in honor of the Society’s Boy & Girl of the Year, local children who are leukemia survivors and an inspiration to others. Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Reichert and 9-year-old Sebastian Jazmin were honored in Palm Beach County.

David Schultz, Stephanie Mitrione

David Schultz and Stephanie Mitrione

Sponsors of the 2013 Palm Beach Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finalé on June 14, 2013, included Northwestern Mutual, The McKernan Financial Group, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, P.A, Roselli & McNelis, P.A., WPBF 25 News, KOOL 105.5 and Gulfstream Media Group. Kickoff event host was AutoCricket.com.

All proceeds from Man & Woman of the Year benefitted the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Proceeds help fund blood cancer research and provide financial aid to local patients and their families.

For more information, contact Nancy Klein at (561) 616-8682 or e-mail

Photos by Bob Dobens Photography.

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