Tammy Adducci, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Southeast Metro office in Greenwood Village, is campaigning to be named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2012 Woman of the Year.  Adducci is joined by 13 other Coloradans participating in a 10-week fundraising campaign and competing for the title of Man or Woman of the Year.

Adducci is running in honor of a co-worker’s adult son who is battling leukemia and for a friend who lost her battle with leukemia 30 years ago. 

Knowing what my friend endured during her battle with leukemia and what my agent’s son is enduring, makes me passionate to work to inform our community about blood cancers and funds needed for research and patient assistance,” said Adducci. 

Funds raised through the campaign are invested by LLS in leading-edge research that investigates the causes of blood cancers and seeks better therapies.  The funds are also used to provide blood cancer patients and their families with information and services to help them cope throughout their journey.

“Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone dies from a blood cancer,” said Rebecca Russell, executive director for LLS’s Rocky Mountain Chapter.  “We are pleased that Tammy has stepped up to help us change these statistics by raising money that will go directly to research to help us find cures for tomorrow and directly to patients in Colorado who are fighting these cancers today.”

The Man and Woman of the year will be named at the Grand Finale Gala on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Denver Marriott City Center.  Local winners will go on to compete nationally.  For more information about the Man and Woman of the Year campaign and to support the candidates’ efforts, visit http://www.mwoy.org/rm/ or contact Caitlin Selby at 720.440.8629 or via e-mail at caitlin.selby@lls.org.  Additional information is available at http://www.lls.org.

To make donations directly to Adducci’s campaign, visit http://rmt.mwoy.llsevent.org/TammyAdducci or contact Adducci directly at 303.881.5428 or via e-mail at tammy.adducci@coloradohomes.com.