A handful of special men and women were recognized Thursday for their time and dedication to an important cause.
For the first year ever, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted the Man and Woman of the Year campaign in Knoxville, and after a friendly fundraising competition spanning 10 weeks, Christine Bell and Dr. Wahid Hanna came out on top.
Christine raised more than $9,000 while Dr. Hanna brought in almost $40,000. All of the money will stay in East Tennessee supporting local blood cancer patients and research.
"The Man and Woman of the Year campaign is a great way to raise a lot of money in a short period of time," said coordinator Lori Friel.
Six candidates participated in the campaign, including our own Beth Haynes.
All together, they raised more than $81,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Knoxville.