Society Recap

Meet the Man and Woman of the Year honored at annual Austin gala

Meet the Man and Woman of the Year honored at annual Austin gala

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Patrick Starley
Patrick Starley, 2017 Man of the Year. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Anne Idsal
Anne Idsal, 2017 Women of the Year.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Ashley Arera Leah Lee Lance Davis Emily Pratte
Ashley Arera, Leah Lee, Lance Davis, and Emily Pratte. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017
Eighteen participants raised a record $975,000. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Patton Jones Karen Andrade Shannon Wolfson
Patton Jones and Karen Andrade, 2017 Boy and Girl of the Year, with Shannon Wolfson. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Elizabeth King
Elizabeth King. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Craig Powell
Craig Powell. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Leah Lee Kelsy Kuehn
Leah Lee and Kelsy Kuehn. Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Patrick Starley
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Anne Idsal
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Ashley Arera Leah Lee Lance Davis Emily Pratte
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Patton Jones Karen Andrade Shannon Wolfson
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Elizabeth King
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Craig Powell
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala 2017 Leah Lee Kelsy Kuehn

What: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala

Where: JW Marriott Austin

The lowdown: Fundraising records were shattered once again at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual gala. On June 10, cancer advocates and local celebrities gathered to see Patrick Starley of Legacy Star Capital Partners, LLC and Anne Idsal of the Texas General Land Office honored as Man and Woman of the Year for the South Central Texas chapter.

The two raised $153,850 and $131,774, respectively for LLS. In all, 18 participants worked over the course of 10 weeks to bring in a new record of $975,000, which will help LLS's mission to fund blood cancer research and provide services for those affected by the disease.

"This was another amazing year in the fight against cancer. We're so proud of the candidates, their teams, and the Austin community that stepped up to support these individuals, and the work of LLS," says Randy Cubriel, co-chair of the gala committee, in a release.

Who: Patrick Starley, Anne Idsal, Shannon Wolfson, Ashley Arera, Leah Lee, Lance Davis, Emily Pratte, John Wittman, Cait Meisenheimer, Brandi Horne, Danielle CamdenMichael Camden, Elizabeth King, Craig Powell, Kelsy Kuehn, Patton Jones, and Karen Andrade.