Foundation Beyond Belief "Light the Night" Leukemia Fundraiser
By FOUNDATION BEYOND BELIEF - LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK
Added: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:29:45 UTC
The FBB international team is going to be a rallying point around which local freethought, atheist, and secular humanist groups will make teams to participate in Light the Night Walks. Our goal is to unite the Freethought Movement around the world to raise one million U.S. Dollars in 2012 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Thousands of participants raise funds for vital, lifesaving research and patient services and, on these special nights, they carry illuminated balloons in a show of support from a caring community.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
All walkers are encouraged to become Champions For Cures by raising $100 or more to help fight blood cancer. Walkers located in the US or Canada who raise $100 or more will receive night of walk benefits including:
* Light The Night t-shirt
* Light The Night balloon
* Wristband which entitles the walker to food and refreshments
This year, we will be forming a international fundraising walk team for LLS’s Light The Night Walk. If you are located in the US or Canada, please join the FBB team today by registering for a local team below (select join) or, to start a new team in your area, click here. If you live outside the US or Canada, and would still like to walk alone or in a group, consider becoming part of the virtual team. If you cannot walk with us, you can still donate to one of the teams below, or directly to the FBB international team by giving here.
In addition, joining as a part of the FBB international team will highlight nontheist giving globally and raise awareness for local secular groups. To support this goal, the Stiefel family has pledged to match the first $500,000 we raise for LLS!
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