I've decided to put my hiking legs towards a good cause this year and see if anyone would want to join me.
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.
I've created a Philadelphia team by the name of "Hitchen's Hikers FBB" in honor of Christopher Hitchens who died from complications from esophageal cancer last year. This a walk in conjunction with Foundation Beyond Belief, who is shooting for a goal of $1,000,000 and have a donor who will match us dollar for dollar up to $500,000. The Stifel Foundation will double the dollars we raise until we hit our million dollar goal.
Funds raised by teams and individual walkers provide:
- Lifesaving blood cancer research
- Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
- Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
- Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center
Here is the team page if you would like to sign up as a walker and collect donations or just donate to the cause...
The link to join as a walker is at the bottom of the page.
It is only 3 miles, so maybe we should bring out heavy packs? :)