Anthony Yevoli, a sophomore Business/Mass Communications major and SUNY Cobleskill lacrosse player, has been named 2017 “Boy of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Upstate NY/Vermont.
Each year, the society names a “Boy and Girl of the Year” whose battles with blood cancer serve as motivation and inspiration to the “Man of the Year” and “Woman of the Year” candidates as they compete to raise funds and win their titles. Yevoli is joined by “Girl of the Year” Abby Sayles, a 5-year-old diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who is currently in remission.
Yevoli, 20, was diagnosed with Acute Myoblastic Leukemia at age 19. Despite his diagnosis, he promised his coaches that he would beat the cancer and return to play lacrosse at SUNY Cobleskill. He is now in remission, has returned to his studies on campus, and has been cleared to resume playing lacrosse.
His determination and positive attitude earned him a North East Athletic Conference Inspirational Award last November and a feature on WRGB Sports’ ‘Beyond the Games’ segment.
As “Boy of the Year”, Yevoli will be honored at the annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser on Friday, March 3 at the Albany Rennaissance Hotel.
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