ATLANTA – Melanie Romanaux of Roswell has been named a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Romanaux joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization within a 10-week time period starting on April 2. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Romanaux is the founder and chief executive officer of Somedia Solutions Inc. She was the top fundraiser for the LLS' Light the Night Walk North Metro in 2012 and 2013. She hosts events and donates her professional social media services to Team Stick it 2 Cancer and Team Somedia.
"I know that I will see the cure for blood cancer in my lifetime. I can give my time, energy and expertise in events and social media to help make that happen. I hope to spread the word about LLS, the incredible things that their research is doing and how they are saving lives every day," said Romanaux.
She dedicates her campaign to her competitive cheerleading coach, Nicole Cumberland, who lost the fight with leukemia 15 years ago.
Every dollar each candidate raises counts as one vote. The candidates with the most votes will be awarded the title of 2014 Man or Woman of the Year. The event, in its sixth year in Georgia, hopes to raise $625,000.
The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.