Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced man and woman of the year at special gala

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced its man and woman of the year tonight during a special gala.

The man of the year award went to Kevin Melancon; he has Down syndrome and has been working at chick fil a on Ambassador Caffery for 19 years now.

Melancon raised over $70,000 for the organization.

Tracy O’Quinn was named the woman of the year.

The candidates have been fundraising for the last 10 weeks.

A total of more than $300,000 were raised for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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