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UK’s Mulberry Raises More Than $10,000 for 2012 Woman of the Year Campaign

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2012)  -- Rose Mulberry of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center raised more than $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter during the organization’s 2012 Man & Woman of the Year campaign.

Each year, the LLS conducts a 10-week Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. Participants from across the nation raise money in honor of children in their area who are impacted by blood cancer. The candidates were judged solely on their success in raising money to help the LLS fund research to find cures and better therapies and provide information and support to blood cancer patients and their families.

Mulberry, an advanced nurse practitioner, was UK's official candidate. During her 10-week campaign, Mulberry raised $10,720, which will go directly to the LLS for blood cancer research and patient services.

“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides such excellent support for patients and their families that I could not resist helping this organization expand their resources," Mulberry said. "Participating in this campaign gave me the opportunity to assist patients on a different level other than clinical interactions.”

The 10 candidates in the Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter raised funds  in honor of the LLS’s Boy & Girl of the Year, Ashton Lovett and Hadyn Warman, local children who are blood cancer survivors and sources of inspiration to others. 

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