Ten weeks from now, our local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will announce the Man and Woman of the year. It's a great event and a competition that raises tens of thousands of dollars for blood cancer research. The best part, though, is the celebration of the Boy & Girl of the Year.
This year, they are Michael Price and Jordan Jemsek. I had the privilege of meeting them and their families at last night's LLS Kickoff event. You may have heard of Jordan – she's been in the news a lot over the past year.
WBT's Keith Larson has covered Jordan's story for a long time. He's gotten to know the family well enough that he even went to Jordan's birthday party last year. It was a princess party and he did his best to fit in.
In this picture I'm asking Jordan to talk about what Keith wore. A tiara? Here's the video (includes an announcement about Michael, Jordan's mom Kay and then Keith & Jordan together):
WBTV's Molly Grantham also got to know the Jemsek family, she stopped by the kickoff as well and showed this last night on her newscast.
Michael and Jordan will be honored at a dinner this May, the same night LLS will announce the Man and Woman of the Year. I'll be the MC that night, along with Jim Szoke. Really looking forward to what will be our 3rd year at this event.
Just a thought, but don't you think the Charlotte Bobcats should get involved here? Their owner, the kids' names, Michael… Jordan. How much fun would that be?