Friday, May 20, 2011

Grand Finale!

I can't thank each and everyone of you enough for all of your support and generosity! What a night! All together, the eight candidates for Man and Woman of the Year raised $196,000 in ten weeks!!!!! You never know when the last dollar raised will put a researcher over the top in finding a cure to live! Very humbling and inspiring!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beat to Defeat!!!

Please consider coming to Beat to Defeat on May 14th in Hudson, Ohio on the green at First and Main!  From 2:00-10:00 watch your favorite bands and be considered for over $1500.00 worth of door prizes.  $10.00 donation makes you considered for a First and Main gift certificate or a new guitar donated by Guitar Center in Fairlawn!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WOW!!!  I won the $500.00 donation from the anonymous donor last week!!!  Thank you for all of your support and donations!!  We had a great night of fun at Knuth's in Pepper Pike tonight!!  Thank you to John and all of his staff for their generosity, time, and hospitality.  First class place to shop!!!  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the mission to find a cure to live!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Update For Man of the Year

I have been nominated for Man of the Year with the Society.  The campaign is an intense 10-week fundraising event that began on March 7thand culminates on May 20th at a gala at the Marriott at Key Center in Cleveland.  One Dollar is One Vote.  Last year this campaign raised $148,000 in 10 weeks.  The (female/male) with the most votes is named Man & Woman of the Year.  Our team’s goal is to raise $100,000.00, and all proceeds support the Society’s mission:  Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Funds raised are making a difference, but we have a ways to go.  Cure rates for some forms of childhood leukemia have risen from 4% in 1960 to 89% in 2006.  However, incidences of lymphoma are on the rise, and leukemia is still one of the leading disease killers of children in our country.

My hope is that you can contribute with a donation.  This week I can earn an extra $500 if I receive the most online donations.  It is all tax deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated!!  If you can help, please donate online at and click on the “donate here” link under my picture.

If you have already donated, I can't thank you enough and neither can the 40,000,000 million + people diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or Hodgins disease!  Please pass this along to all of your contacts to support the Northern Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!  All donations raised through the Man of the Year campaign stay right here in Northern Ohio helping those locally. 

Finally, John Knuth of Knuth's Boutique/Shoes is holding a Ladies Night Out on April 12th from 6:30-9:00 at their Pepper Pike store location (Landerwood Plaza 30619 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike).  They will hold a fashion show with wine and appetizers available.  Knuth's will generously donate 20% of all sales to my Man of the Year campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  PLEASE RSVP if you would like to attend, and bring a friend!  I need to give John a list by April 7th, so please forward your interest to me if you and a friend would like to attend as soon as possible.  

Thank you for all of your support!

Todd Stuart
Man of the Year Candidate!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Friends, PLEASE WATCH. I need your help to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are planning many awesome events including a Battle of the Bands. If you are a band, musician, or anyone interested in helping please contact Chris Penrod or Todd Stuart. Contact information is in the video. THANK YOU FRIENDS, please spread the word!
Just to make a donation on line, please go to:

Thank you for all of your support in finding a cure to live!!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LLS Kick Off Event

After listening to the stories for Abby and Eric I am more motivated then ever to make this a successful campaign!!!  Here is a picture of Susan, Eric, Abby and I at the kick off!!  Aren't they adorable!!!!
Keep those donations rolling in!!!  My goal is still $100,000.00 and every penny counts!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Hi Everyone,
As many of you know, I am running for Man of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am simply running to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society advance its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  I personally have relied on LLS in time of health concerns and as an educator/administrator as students in my district have been diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma.  It is heart wrenching to see the families of these innocent children deal with the shock and horror of such a devastating identification. 
     The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among individuals in the community who, through their participation, vie for the honor of being the Man or Woman of the Year. The candidates who raise the most funds during the 10-week campaign will be awarded the title of Man & Woman of the Year. Candidates run in honor of the Boy & Girl of the Year, who are local blood cancer patient survivors.
     After 10 weeks of fundraising, candidates and their guests will join sponsors and other prominent community members at the Grand Finale celebration for the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year.  Celebrate the outstanding achievements of all candidates while participating in the excitement of live and silent auctions and enjoying fabulous food, cocktails and music.
     Man & Woman candidates are goal-oriented and compassionate. Their relentless efforts are focused on making life better for hundreds of thousands of patients battling blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Funds raised by Man & Woman of the Year participants are used for:
Ø Lifesaving blood cancer research
Ø Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
Ø Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
Ø Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
Ø Comprehensive, personalized assistance through the Information Resource Center
    It is my hope that you will give us your support.  Man and Woman of the year company sponsors will benefit from publicity, advertising, and will gain visibility among a select group of community influential’s, as well as enhancing their image of public consciousness and community involvement.  Man and Woman of the Year sponsorship is an opportunity for a company to feel pride with both internal and external constituents.   I have a sponsorship package if anyone knows of an organization that might be interested in donating. 
    If you are interested in making a donation or have some other ideas I would be more than happy to speak with you.  All donations should be made out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and dated between March 7, 2011 and May 20, 2011.  Donations can be sent directly to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio Chapter, 23297 Commerce Park, Cleveland, OH 44122.  Please put my name in the memo (Todd Stuart, Man of the Year), if you wish.  If you want to make an online donation, please go to:  All you have to do is click under my picture for making a donation and follow the prompts.  The site is secure and through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 
     I believe this experience will be the most humbling and inspirational in my life.
I look forward to hearing a positive response from you as soon as possible. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact me at 567.203.2950, email me at, or see my blog for upcoming events and information

Some upcoming events/activities:
1.     NCAA Tournament Brackets:  If you are interested in the NCAA tournament this might be for you!  The cost for each bracket is $20.00.  The payout for a single winner goes like this:  1-49 total brackets signing up, pay out is $100.00.  If we get 50-99 brackets to sign up, the pay out is $200.00.  If we sign up 100 or more brackets the pay out will be $300.00.  In addition, the winner will receive two free tickets to the Grande Finale on May 20th.  This is an incredible night of fun, inspiration, great food and beverages, silent and live auctions, and music-all downtown Cleveland at the Marriot.  If you are interested, please email me at, and I will collect your donation as well as give you the online bracket information for signing up. 
2.     Lady’s Night Out!  On April 12th, Knuth's-Landerwood Plaza-Spring Fashion Ideas, wine and appetizers!  RSVP by April 7th is much appreciated.
3.     Several Social Events with baskets/auction items/contests being planned
4.     Grand Finale is May 20th!!!!! 
5.     Battle of the Bands in May