Juno Supports LLS

Since its inception in 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than $1 billion in research to find the cause and cure for blood cancers. This research has led to groundbreaking treatments - such as chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation - that are vital to treating blood cancers and many other forms of cancer.

Each year, LLS holds a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research. The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week competition for leaders in local communities across the United States to come together and campaign for a world free of blood cancers!


Last year, Juno's Regional Director of New York & New Jersey Territory, Rose Jackson, was nominated for LLS's Woman of the Year and currently serves as a committee member for the organization. Rose's motivation for joining LLS originates from her sister's survival. She is dedicated to supporting LLS through awareness and fundraising efforts. 

"I am grateful for the hard work and efforts the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society puts into finding a cure for blood cancers. My sister is a survivor and I feel blessed that she gets to be a part of my son's life.  LLS research not only helps fight blood cancer but is also being used for patients with other cancers like lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. It's for these reasons that I stay involved with LLS and ask others to do the same." - Rose Jackson


Juno's Co-Founder, Mikal C. Harden, was nominated by Rose Jackson for the 2019 LLS's Woman of the Year award and was honored to accept this remarkable nomination. Along the way, Mikal met Christine Clawson. who was fundraising on behalf of her sister Dr. Katie Clawson.

Katie had been fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma for two years and seemed to be resistant to several treatments. Sadly, Katie lost her battle with cancer on March 2, 2019, at the age of  37.  Christine and Katie's story stuck with Mikal, who was also inspired by her close friend's blood cancer diagnosis. Mikal decided to join forces and to help fundraise in memory of Katie. Today, Juno joins Christine's campaign team in honor of Katie's memory.

"I'm committed to raising money and awareness to #fightbloodcancer and help Chrissy become Woman of the Year. Amongst many other things, she'll be able to name a research portfolio in her sister's name, Dr. Katie Clawson. Katie recently lost her battle with #hodgkinslymphoma but we'll carry on the fight and research in her name." - Mikal C. Harden

Get Involved - #ThisIsForKatie


We need the help of generous donations to reach our goal of $50,000. The money raised is used to fund research to find cures and provide services and support for patients and families fighting blood cancer.

Because the organization is non-profit, program funding relies exclusively on donations from individuals and corporations.

Your generosity will make a difference. 


Sponsoring a Man & Woman of the Year campaign will give your company the opportunity to fulfill your philanthropic efforts and boost your image of community involvement. 

Benefits (based on donation level) include:

  • Tribute ad in the Grand Finale tribute book

  • Reserved table for 10 guests at the Grand Finale

  • Opportunity to be linked to a research portfolio & more!

Ashley Townsend