1ST Annual Will-A-Palooza on May 10th , 2014 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Proceeds directly benefit Will Gruver’s Man of the Year Campaign

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1ST Annual Will-A-Palooza on May 10th

, 2014 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Proceeds directly benefit Will Gruver’s Man of the Year Campaign

Savannah, GA April 8, 2014 — On May 10th

team for Man of the Year will be hosting an all-day event, the 1st

path to a cure. Money raised during this all day event from 12PM-10PM will go directly to Will’s Man of

The Year campaign helping to advance LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and

myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Three touring bands have graciously given their time and talents to the event as well as local acts earlier

in the day. All three touring bands have ties to the music breeding ground to the north of Savannah,

Athens, GA.

The bands include: Craig Waters and The Flood, Betsy Kingston and Friends, and the headlining act, Saint

Francis. When asked why Saint Francis became involved with this event, Scott Baston, lead vocalist

and rhythm guitarist for the group said, “Will came to us in early January and showed such an immense

passion and drive for the cause. His love for music and love for helping others are what sold us from day

one.”

The event will have something for everyone including a cornhole tournament starting at 1PM, as well as

the local music beginning between 12:30 and 1:00. The local music will includes members of the hard

gigging Savannah band “The Trainwrecks” and one more group to be announced soon. Other events

will be going on throughout the day including drawings for raffle items and other possible special guest

appearances and activities.

Tickets can be purchased at select outlets around town or by visiting the ticketing website for the event

http://will-a-palooza.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $50 for a

cornhole team of 2, which allows both team members entry to the event as well. There is also a slot for

an extra donation to the campaign if the ticket purchaser decides to do so.

About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Man and Woman of the Year Campaign

The campaign lasts for 10 weeks and begins with a kickoff and finale event. Every dollar each candidate

raises counts as one vote. The candidates with the most votes will be awarded the titles “2014 Man &

2014, Coach’s Corner along with Will Gruver’s campaign

Annual Will-A-Palooza, to help pave a

Woman of the Year,” respectively. The event, in its second year in Savannah, hopes to raise $220,000.

“We are looking forward to another successful campaign and are thrilled that Will is part of it,” says

Cinda Baker, Campaign Manager. “We know that these candidates, like those before them, will give

tirelessly of themselves to further our cause. We also look forward to welcoming the community to the

exciting Grand Finale in June to see how their hard work pays off.”

About The Leukemia and 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.

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