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LLS fetes Grand Gala winners

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cherokee native Jackie Schmillen was recently crowned the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society 2012 Celebrity of the Year at the LLS "Man, Woman, Celebrity of the Year Campaign Grand Gala" that took place at Prairie Meadows in Altoona. The winners were in the three catagories of Man, Woman, Celebrity based on how much each individual raised for the LLS campaign. More than $200,000 was raised for the event this year, with those funds to be applied to families coping with blood cancers in the LLS Central District, which includes Cherokee and Des Moines. Here, Schmillen (Celebrity of Year), second from left, Brian Leech (Man of Year), and Kimberly Heemstra (Woman of Year) are flanked by LLS Board Members Melanie Schmidt Brown, left, and Sharon Keeling. Photo contributed

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