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Scott Peterson ’01 vying to become the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year

April 27, 2017

This spring, Scott Peterson ’01 is fortunate to be celebrating his 10th year in remission from lymphoma. To celebrate this, he has accepted a nomination to run for the 2017 Man of the Year campaign benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Petersons are a Carthage family. Scott’s brother, Eric ’99, and parents, Paul ’71 and Bonnie (Comstock) ’71, are all Carthaginians.

In 2007, at the age of 26, Scott was diagnosed with Stage 3 diffuse large B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and given a 50 percent chance to live past five years and a very slim chance of ever having children. After going through extensive chemotherapy, he went into remission and is ecstatic to be celebrating a major milestone of 10 years this May with his wife, Jaci, and their two young daughters, Harper and Nora. Since that initial remission, it has been Scott’s goal to give back to the organization that helped fund the research to save his life and the lives of many others.

LLS’s Man of the Year campaign is a very ambitious 10-week fundraising campaign to fight cancer ending on June 3, 2017. Scott has set a very lofty goal to raise more than $250,000 during this campaign.

Scott has been an avid fan of motorsports his entire life and turned that passion into a career. He is currently the Director of Motorsports for TSMGI, a sport, event, and promotional marketing agency out of Deerfield, Ill. He manages the Charlotte office and the Motorsports Division for the company.

His love of motorsports has led to a partnership with ROUSH Performance and the Wheelhouse Foundation to help him in his quest to become LLS Man of the Year. ROUSH Performance and the Wheelhouse Foundation are holding a raffle where one lucky winner will win a 2016 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang valued at over $75,000.