The ongoing fight against cancer calls for the collaboration of every member of the human community. To do our part, Foundation Beyond Belief is a proud “Special Friend” team partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the Light the Night (LTN) walks. FBB will serve as a rallying point for members of the freethought community interested in forming teams and participating in this massive project to support afflicted individuals. This year, our honored hero is atheist writer and journalist Christopher Hitchens, who was tragically lost to complications from esophageal cancer last December.
Beginning July 7 with an announcement at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance Conference, we will be initiating LTN Registration Week. From July 7 through July 14, we will be doing a series of promotions to encourage new membership with the LTN affiliates. We won’t make our goal of raising $1,000,000 unless we get a lot more walkers; we need more people to join our teams! If everyone rallies together, we can do this.
With 80 affiliated teams, toward our goal of 100, we have the most teams of any active LLS partner. Now, we’re beginning the process of encouraging new members to join their local teams: We are issuing a challenge to you to get 5,000 new people to join teams during this week. Please join a team (you can do so through our team website), and if you are already on a team, please ask your friends, family, and members of your local freethought groups to join your team!
An anonymous donor will give $1 to LLS for every new walker registered during Registration Week. Furthermore, if we meet our goal of 5,000 new walkers, LLS will receive $10,000, thanks to matching by the Stiefel family!
In addition, every person who is signed up for a team by July 14 will have their name put in for a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. This includes people who have already registered for a team prior to Registration Week. Additionally, the team captain who gets the most number of new members signed up to their team during Registration Week will receive a $50 American Express gift card!
To join an existing team, or register a new one if you can’t find a local chapter, visit our Registration Guide. Together, by putting our humanist values in action, we can make a difference in lives marred by cancer.