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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 & Woman of the Year Gala_Trey Axe_Stephanie Simpson_Shannon Wolfson_Dylan Reed_2015
Trey Axe, Stephanie Simpson, Shannon Wolfson and Rylan Reed. Photo by Peary Photography
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Shannon Wolfson_Dana Couch Smith_2015
Shannon Wolfson and Dana Couch Smith. Photo by Peary Photography
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Randy Cubriel_Rylan Reed_2015
Randy Cubriel and Rylan Reed. Photo by Peary Photography
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Randy Curbriel and Dana Couch Smith. Photo by Peary Photography
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Team Krystal. Photo by Peary Photography
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Guy and Dylan Hodgson. Photo by Peary Photography
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Sarah Appolito_Anne Taylor Billingsley_2015
Sarah Appolito and Anne Taylor Billingsley. Photo by Peary Photography
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Lacey and Brett Appolito. Photo by Peary Photography
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Trey Axe_Stephanie Simpson_Shannon Wolfson_Dylan Reed_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Shannon Wolfson_Dana Couch Smith_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Randy Cubriel_Rylan Reed_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Randy Curbriel_Dana Smith_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Team Krystal_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Guy Hodgson_Dylan Hodgson_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Sarah Appolito_Anne Taylor Billingsley_2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala_Lacey Appolito_Brett Appolito_2015

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

Where: AT&T Conference Center

The lowdown: On June 5, cancer advocates and local celebrities gathered to see Rylan Reed of Stryker and KXAN's Shannon Wolfson honored as Man and Woman of the Year. The two raised $72,779 and $128,290 respectively for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Eleven participants worked relentlessly over the course of 10 weeks to bring in a record-breaking total of $622,172. Funds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to fund blood cancer research and provide services for those affected by the disease.

"We continue to be in awe of Austin's dedication and fundraising efforts during the campaign and at the gala," said board president of LLS of South Central Texas, Chris Britton, in a release. Wolfson and Reed will go on to compete against other regional winners for the title of National LLS Man and Woman of the Year.

Who: Shannon Wolfson, Rylan Reed, Trey Axe, Stephanie Simpson, Randy Cubriel, Dana Couch Smith, Sarah Appolito, Lacey Appolito, Brett Appolito, Guy Hodgson, Dylan Hodgson and Anne Taylor Billingsley.