Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bethany Alum a Candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Award

Joe Francisco '01 has been named a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year national fundraising campaign. There are 73 national campaigns comprised of incredible men and women who are competing for the title of Man & Woman of the Year.  This national campaign focuses on raising funds, awareness, and advocacy in the fight against blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

"It's such a great honor to have been nominated as a candidate in the 4th largest city in America," stated Francisco. "Each and every one of us know someone who is affected by a debilitating disease, cancer, or other life changing event.  I challenge the Bethany community to join me on my two month journey to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society."

The goal of the national campaign, which kicked off on March 29 and runs for 9 weeks, is to raise as much money as possible to help find a cure for blood cancer and to help improve the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.

For more information on Joe's campaign contact him at or 713.444.0546 or, to help him surpass his goal of $30,000, visit