Guerrero Raising Money to Support Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
Former three-time world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, joins forces with the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Chapter of TheLeukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as it launches its 2010 Man & Woman of the Year competition on April 7th to raise money for cancer research and patient services.
Guerrero, along with 11 other candidates, will compete to see who raises the most money, but the most important reason candidates participate is for families like this year’s Boy and Girl of the Year, Aidan Bowen and Emily Pepper. Aidan & Emily are local children who have faced the challenge of blood cancers and will provide inspiration and motivation to the candidates through sharing their personal stories.
“Throughout my career as an amateur competing in the Olympic trials and also as a professional, I’ve been in the ring with some of the best fighters in the world, but nothing can compare to the fight my wife Casey is going through,” said Guerrero. “Casey, whom I’ve been with since I was 14 years old, was diagnosed with Leukemia in November of 2007. It’s been difficult juggling my boxing career while being by my wife’s side, not to mention the duty of being a dad. We have two small children, Savannah (5) and Robert Jr. (3) and together we want to give them the best possible life. There is no doubt in my mind that Casey is the real fighter in this family. My love for her is eternal, so I’m going to do my best to help raise money in an attempt to become the “Man of the Year”. Together lets make a difference in knocking out leukemia.”
Every dollar raised counts as one “vote.” The male and female candidates with the most “votes” will be awarded the title of 2010 Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale Gala on Friday, June 18 at the Silicon Valley Capital Club, and then are entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year.
The money raised by candidates over a ten week period is used by LLS to fund research seeking cures and better therapies, and to provide information and support so that patients have the best possible outcomes throughout their cancer experience.
Please support Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in his efforts to become the 2010 Man of the Year. All donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation is tax deductible and will support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society programs. Donations can be made by clicking here.