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Woodson High Athletes Support Cancer Research

The National Capital Area (NCA) chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has nominated 18 candidates for their 2012 "Man & Woman of the Year" campaign to collectively raise $1.1 million in just ten weeks. Last year’s campaign raised over $1 million for blood cancer research, the most ever raised by any individual chapter. All proceeds go directly to LLS to be used for research and patient services.

W.T. Woodson (WTW) baseball alumni, former summer coach, and this year’s candidate, Michael Effron, will join the baseball team and girl’s soccer team to host the annual WTW event to help raise money for blood cancer research, awareness, and education. The 2012 Boy and Girl of the Year, two children who have battled cancer and are serving as the face of this campaign, will also be honored at the game.

The Varsity Boy’s Baseball team and the JV/Varsity Girl’s Soccer team will join the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign candidate, Michael Effron, in his effort to raise money for and awareness about blood cancer. The 4th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Night hosted by W.T. Woodson Baseball will be held on Tuesday, April 24: WTW Baseball versus Annandale 6 p.m.; WTW Girls Soccer versus Lake Braddock 7 p.m. at the W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St. in Fairfax.

Contact: Michael Effron, 2012 Man and Woman of the Year Candidate: michael.effron@gmail.com, 812-219-3023