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Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.

Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of 10 weeks.

Top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national titles.

“For 10 weeks, in more than 80 cities across the county, 918 dedicated community leaders volunteered their time, energy and passion to compete for the prestigious national title of LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year. Records have been broken, lives have been changed and advancements in treatments are being made,” Jaindl said.

Jaindl is the vice president of Jaindl Farms/ A-Treat Soda. He is also a part of the National Turkey Federation Board of Directors.

The total amount raised nationally for the 2017 Man and Woman of the Year campaign was more than $45.5 million.

The Lehigh Valley campaign set a new record, raising $728,202 surpassing last year’s total by more than $200,000.