Burr & Forman's Sharonda Childs Selected as Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2015 "Woman of the Year"
Childs was motivated to run for "Woman of the Year" by the relationship that LLS has built with Burr & Forman and by the "Boy and Girl of the Year," Walker Simmons and Mary Elizabeth Olvey. Walker and Mary Elizabeth are two local cancer survivors whose stories inspired Childs.
Burr & Forman has a strong history with the LLS Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Childs is the third consecutive Burr attorney to receive the honor. Birmingham partner Amy Jordan was the 2013 "Woman of the Year," followed by Daniel Snyder being named the 2014 "Man of the Year." Birmingham and Mobile-based attorneys Heather Lee, Anna Scully and Ricardo Woods are also previous nominees.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. The titles are awarded to the men and women in each community who raise the most funds during the 10-week campaign.
The funds raised by Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for lifesaving blood cancer research; financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing; free educational materials and events for patients and their families; local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection and comprehensive, personalized assistance through the LLS Information Resource Center.
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