Sarah Barbour is named LLS Woman of the Year

Photo courtesy of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter

Photo courtesy of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter

Girl of the Year Catie Maurer (front row left) of Lake Orion and Boy of the Year Bradley Simmons of Trenton are surrounded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year candidates, who raised more than $300,000 for LLS.

Sarah Barbour of New Boston, co-owner of Top Gun Shooting Sports of Taylor, was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year at the society’s Leukemia Bash 2010 benefit May 14 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

The title Man of the Year was won by Ryan La-Fontaine of Highland, a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor.

The two were the top fund-raisers in a Man and Woman of the Year campaign in which the winners were determined by the money they raised, with each dollar counting as a vote.

Barbour raised $16,000 at a “Targeting Lym-phoma” fund-raiser held in memory of her father, Paul A. Manikowski, at the shooting range she and her husband, Mike own.

More than 200 people attended Bash 2010, rais-ing more than $300,000, the most money raised at an L&LS gala in the last 20 years, a spokesman for the organization said.

Among those in attendance were the society’s Boy and Girl of the Year: Bradley Simmons of Wood-haven, and Catie Mauer of Lake Orion, both of whom have battled blood cancers.

Proceeds from the event are earmarked for future blood cancer research.

“Despite economic uncertainty, we can still make a difference,” said Peggy Shriver, L&LS executive di-rector. “Together, we can work to find a cure and support blood cancer patients, even if it is just one dollar, one patient at a time.”

Buffets continue at Henry Ford
The spring series of International buffets will get under way at Henry Ford Community College on Thursday and continue on June 3, 10 and 17.

A taste of the Mediterranean will be offered Thursday, when the cuisines of Italy, Spain and Greece will be featured

The fare on June 3 will be dishes of Hungary, Poland, Russia, Germany, Romania and other East-ern European countries.

A Scandinavian smorgasbord will be offered on June 10, and on June 17, a sampling of foods from the four corners of the world will be available.

Seating at the Fifty-One-O One Restaurant will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reservations (re-quested), call (313) 206-5101.

The college is located at 5101 Evergreen Road, in Dearborn.

Save the date . . .
June 4 — Eleventh annual “Bravo Bravo” fund-raiser of the young professionals group of the Michi-gan Opera Theatre Volunteer Association; 7:30 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway; tickets ($95 if purchased in May, $105 in June) are available by calling (313) 237-SING or online at

June 7 — “Critter Invitational,” Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s annual golf outings, offer-ing a choice of play at the Dearborn Hills Golf Club ($150) or TPC Michigan ($300), both include break-fast, lunch, golf fees and post-golf activities, including dinner; to register or become a sponsor, go to or call (313) 943-2697.

June 11-13 — St. Frances Cabrini Parish Festi-val, at 9000 Laurence, Allen Park; rides, games, food, music, circus acts; pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 11 with Jim Harper and the Magic Crew; for more information, go to

June 12 — Detroit Symphony Orchestra Heroes black-tie gala and benefit; the inaugural hero will be James B. Nicholson, civic leader and DSO chairman emeritus; formal dinner, strolling dinner or after-party club; for more information or tickets, call (313) 576-5147 or go to

June 18-21 — Detroit River Days festival; cele-bration of Detroit’s river, history and culture with ac-tivities on land and water, culminating with the annual Parade Company’s Target fireworks display; admis-sion is $3; for more information, go to