Hello Mile High Skeptics,
We are trying to do our part in raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk. Secularist internationally are working to raise a million dollars. If you can't join us to walk then please donate to our team. http://pages.lightthenight.org/rm/DenverL12/MileHighSkeptics
Here is a bit more information about about the international team:
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! As an extra incentive for groups to get involved, the top fundraising teams will have the opportunity to direct up to $5,000 in grants with up to half going to a local qualifying freethought nonprofit and the rest to qualifying FBB Allies of their choice, courtesy of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. To learn more about the incentive program, click here.
We have chosen Christopher Hitchens as our Honored Hero for 2012. Hitch died from complications due to esophogeal cancer this past year and devoted so much to our movement during his life; now we can give something back in his memory. Although he did not have a blood cancer, drugs developed for blood cancers are often used to treat other cancers as well. As a result, the research that is funded by LLS could very well help treat esophogeal and other cancers. We are being joined in our efforts by our Allies: American Atheists, American Humanist Association, American Ethical Union, Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center For Inquiry, Centre for Inquiry Canada, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy & Alumni, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, Secular Student Alliance, Society for Humanistic Judaism, and United Coalition of Reason. While they do not have local groups, the Richard Dawkins Foundation has been a wonderful supporter of our efforts. The Institute for Science and Human Values, James Randi Education Foundation, Project Reason, Grief Beyond Belief, Secular Woman, Think Atheist, and Stiefel Freethought Foundation have also joined us as supporters.