We have about 50 people between 4 meetups, so it might be hard to meet everyone, but the bottom steps is where we will meet. I'll be there by 4:00pm wearing my Hitchens' Hikers team shirt.
If anyone joined late and wants to make a contribution, there is still time to help us reach our fund raising goal. Do so here:
0 · October 25, 2012
OK, I'm sure everyone saw the email but.... we are selling team t-shirts for the walk. The cost is $50.00 for the shirt. What T-shirt costs that much? Well, it's not the cost of the T-shirt, it's the gift you are giving Lymphoma and Leukemia Society to save lives AND you get a T-shirt.
So the thing is there's a deadline. It's this weekend. If you were thinking of donating but haven't gotten around to it yet? Thinking of buying a shirt for the day of the walk? Order goes in on Tuesday.
Pay $50 by PayPal as a "gift" so I don't get charged a fee to.......... [masked]
and list your size in the comments.
The hike is Oct 27th and the fundraising is in its last sputtering 2 weeks. Now's the time to make a difference.
Your reluctant Phila Fundraising Leader.
0 · October 11, 2012
You should join on the Light the Night webiste as a team member and that would make it easy to promote amongst friends, family, coworkers, ect... to help raise funds. :)
We'll be having a meeting at Barnes and Noble, 1805 Walnut St at 7:30 on Sept 19th to discus our fundraising efforts and how we are doing if you can make it.
0 · September 9, 2012
OK, one thing we noticed at the meeting tonight is that only Scott and I have created our individual pages on the Light The Night website. If you are joining the team you will need to do that within the next couple of days to track your donations that you are collecting and promote the event to the people you know. Please do so, and let me know if you have any issue or questions.
0 · August 29, 2012
I don't think it matters what hike it is, because we don't charge regularly, people will be happy to pay for your efforts of leading a group and if it's going to charity instead of your pocket I don't think people will have a problem with that. People are always trying to give me money after a hike. You could just post a voluntary donation of $3-5
0 · August 29, 2012
We are not making any progress in the fundraising area. I appreciate everyone who signed up to walk, but the real reason for this event is to raise funds for cancer research. If you would like to brainstorm ideas about raising funds, please join us on Wed Aug 29th at Barnes and Noble to discus how to turn this ship around! It's posted on the calender... :)
0 · August 26, 2012
Thanks Scott, I put it up on that meetup as a suggestion some time ago. Good that you are running with it.
The page says Eakens Oval, which is the oval shaped street with the parking lsot in the center directly in front of the Art Museum. We'll plan on meeting there around 4:15.
Everybody should remember to collect donations and post to your facebook pages! We are only up to $225 after a few months...
0 · July 6, 2012
Thanks for posting this Rob. I will be donating money soon. I have also posted this event at Philadelphia Atheists Meetup ( http://www.meetup.com/atheists-... ). I also plan on talking with the leader of our local Freethought Society and couple of humanist organizations, to get greater participation. Rob, does the hike start at the Philadelphia Art Museum ( on the B. F. Parkway ) or at the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( on Catherine St. )? They are different places. Thanks again!
0 · July 6, 2012