FBB launches international effort to raise $1M for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


LLS LTNWe are thrilled to be joining the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in their efforts to help people with blood cancers by becoming a Special Friend for their Light the Night (LTN) Walks. Our goal is to unite freethinkers all over the world to raise one million U.S. dollars in 2012. If we do, we will be the first team in LLS history to raise more than $1 million in their first year. Leading the effort is philanthropist Todd Stiefel, whose family has pledged to match the first $500,000 raised by local teams.

In addition to helping people with cancer and contributing to research on cancer treatment and prevention, this effort provides a focus for compassionate humanism working for a better world. We might not share the same beliefs with our neighbors, but everyone can unite against cancer.

To achieve this goal, we need local freethought, atheist, and secular humanist groups to form teams and help fund-raise. If your team is in the U.S. or Canada, you can create a team and join an existing walk site from our international team page. Check out the how-to here. If your group is located outside the U.S. or Canada, or if your group is not near an existing walk site, please contact Breanna Baer and she will help you get registered. If you aren’t a member of a group or you live far away from a walk, you can join the FBB virtual walker team. Another way to help is by donating directly to our team.

For much more information about this project and how to help, please check out our website. If you have questions, please send them to Brittany Shoots-Reinhard.