Greenwood resident Douglas Karr is a finalist for the Leukemia andLymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year award. He is hosting a fundraisern for the society at The Rathskeller in downtown Indianapolis on April 27, 2014. The fundraiser will feature 11 bands and beer from local craft breweries. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
In a matter of months, leukemia had torn a hole in the life of William Karr and his family.
Karr was a healthy 72-year-old. The retired U.S. Navy chief volunteered in the community, gave his time to help other veterans and was active in his church. But leukemia took that all away.
Karr died in 2013, weeks after being diagnosed with the disease.