TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute native is making waves across the state as he tries to fight deadly diseases.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a national group.
They help raise money for blood-related cancer research.
Each year, the Indianapolis chapter picks eight people to be candidates for their man and woman of the year award.
This year, Terre Haute native Jake Peacock is one of those candidates.
If he raises the most money for his cause, he'll win the award.
Peacock is fundraising for Jeanne's Journey.
It's a group in honor of his mother who's a three-year breast cancer survivor.
"Cancer has touched so many people. Every three minutes, somebody is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every nine minutes, somebody loses their battle with cancer," Peacock said.
This is the third straight year a Terre Haute native has been a candidate for the man or woman of the year.