Two Upstate residents named local Man and Woman of the Year


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Upstate chapter named two Upstate residents as this year’s local Man and Woman of the Year. Susanna Merriman of Anderson and Cornell Sweeney Jr. of Simpsonville raised over $105,000 and $84,000, respectively, in support of LLS’s mission to find a cure for blood cancers and to ensure that all patients have access to the necessary treatments. Sweeney also won the overall Man of the Year title for the state of South Carolina, and Merriman received runner-up for Woman of the Year of South Carolina. All candidates who compete in the 10-week fundraising campaign are judged solely on their success in raising money, and are then considered for the title of national Man and Woman of the Year, which will be announced later this summer.

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