Kim Kitts of North Augusta has been named as a candidate for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Kitts joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization within a 10-week time period, which started on March 20. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Every dollar each candidate raises counts as one vote. The candidates with the most votes will be awarded the titles “2014 Man and Woman of the Year,” respectively. The event, in its third year in Augusta, hopes to raise $250,000.

Kitts is a nationally certified massage therapist, a reiki master, and is the owner of Balanced Body Spa in Augusta.

Area resident vies for woman of the year