“We are all very proud of Ruth’s achievement, especially for the impact it will have on patients’ lives,” commented Bill Godshall...
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 21, 2011
Ruth Bartlett, an assurance services partner, who has been at Atlanta headquartered CPA firm, Frazier & Deeter, for 21 years, was named the 2011 Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Georgia Chapter. Far exceeding her expectations and that of the Georgia Chapter, Ruth raised over $101,000 and the total raised by the twelve candidates in the campaign was an outstanding $440,811 for cancer research. She presents a compelling story of a lifetime of civic and charitable responsibility that is reinforced by a strong corporate culture.
As a past president and 18-year member of the board, Bartlett has been very passionate about helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS.) She believes in their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among individuals in the community who vie for the honor of being the Man or Woman of the Year. Candidates are judged solely on their fundraising efforts-each dollar raised comprises one vote. The candidates who raise the most funds to help advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during a ten-week campaign, beginning at the Kickoff Party and culminating at the Grand Finale Celebration, will be named the Man & Woman of the Year. The candidates raise money in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy and Girl of the Year.
“The best part of the campaign was reaching out to 500 friends, family, and clients and seeing the overwhelming support from about 300 of them,” said Bartlett. “They were proud to help such a worthy organization in bringing cures to blood cancers and helping patients like Jordan and Christina, our boy and girl of the year. It was so gratifying to help this organization that has been part of my life for the last 18 years.”
As a theme song for the campaign, Bartlett chose "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge. One chorus line, "We are family, I got all my sisters with me," defined her mission for this campaign. With the help of her two sisters, Linda and Terri, Bartlett participated in the campaign in memory of their mother, Ann Bartlett, a dedicated LLS volunteer. Through example, Ann Bartlett taught her daughters the importance of charitable giving. Ruth Bartlett's focus during the campaign and in working for LLS was not only on fundraising, but also encouraging patients and their families in the struggle to beat cancer.
“We are all very proud of Ruth’s achievement, especially for the impact it will have on patients’ lives,” commented Bill Godshall, Partner at Frazier & Deeter. “I competed in the Man & Woman of the Year contest in 2010 and I can tell you it takes dedication, hard work and passion for the cause. In many ways, Ruth was my mentor. I am so glad to see she won the event this year.”
The 2011 Man of the Year, Harry Jones, a partner at Edge Capital Partners LLC, raised $66,259. All funds raised were in honor two local children who are battling blood cancers but are doing well. Jordan, our Boy of the Year, is 6 years old and Christina, our Girl of the Year, is 11 years old. The Grand Finale celebration was held on June 4th at the Lowe’s Atlanta Hotel.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit http://www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. http://www.lls.org.
About Frazier & Deeter
Founded in 1981, Atlanta-based Frazier & Deeter is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary and is the second largest independent CPA and Advisory firm in Georgia. The Atlanta CPA firm's knowledgeable, innovative and customer-focused professionals are committed to providing tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals. For that reason, Frazier & Deeter has been recognized as the #1 Accounting Firm in the U.S. to work for in the United States. 2011 marks the third year the Georgia Chapter has conducted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Competition. It is also the third year Frazier & Deeter has had a representative working toward the goal of raising funds for the LLS. Ruth Bartlett is the 2011 Frazier & Deeter candidate, preceded by Bill Godshall in 2010, and Erinn Keserica in 2009. http://www.frazierdeeter.com