This year, fourteen leaders from the social and business communities together raised more than $850,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). On May 17, 500 guests attended the Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala, which concluded the 10-week fundraising campaign with cocktails, dinner, and live and silent auctions. The event culminated with the 2014 announcement of the Illinois Man of the Year, Dr. Christos Giannoulias, and Woman of the Year, Meghan McWalters.