Michael Reina, District Sales Manager for Astra Tech Dental, is one of 12 nominated candidates for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Long Island Chapter "Man of the Year" Award. Every year candidates participate in a spirited competition to raise funds for blood cancer research; the campaign lasts from March 1st to May 9th and candidates use their creativity and contacts to reach out for donations.
Every dollar donated equals one vote; the candidate who raises the most money--and therefore receives the most votes--is "Man/Woman of the Year." This year's winner will be announced at the Society's Grand Finale Gala on May 10th in Old Westbury, NY.
In past years, Reina's Team JSR--formed for his godfather, who lost his battle to Non-Hodgkins Lymphona in 2010--raised over $400,000 for patient support and cancer research. For details or to donate to Reina's campaign, visit www.mwoy.org/li/donate or send donations to 20 Louis Dr., Melville, NY 11747; all donations are tax deductible.