Light the Night Walk for LLS

Light the Night Walk

The Sacramento Coalition of Reason is proud to announce its support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their Light the Night Walk, happening on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 5:30 PM, at Raley Field.

To fight leukemia and lymphoma, we are working with the Foundation Beyond Belief In our first year, we raised $430,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the largest amount ever raised by a first year non-corporate team and the 4th largest amount raised by any team in the nation in 2012, including corporate teams. Freethinkers across the US and Canada formed 150 local teams.

Help Us Raise $10,000

I am incredibly excited to announce our involvement for a second year that, with your help, is going to continue to have an enormous positive impact both on our movement and in the fight against cancer.Foundation Beyond Belief is a "Special Friend" team partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for their Light The Night Walks. Our goal this year is to unite the Freethought Movement around the world to raise $[masked] U.S. Dollars in 2013.

To meet our goal, we'll need YOUR help spreading the word to your friends and coworkers. You can do this through a simple website. Here's the plan:

Step 1: Register to Walk

Step 2: Ask Your Friends to Support You

Step 3: Walk with us on October 26 (optional)

As incentive, all walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a Light the Night shirt and food and refreshments during the walk.

Don't Want to Walk? Just Want to Donate?

That's fine! You don't have to walk to participate. You don't even need to register or ask any of your friends to pitch in.

You can just donate to our team.

About the Walk

The Light the Night Walk is the LLS'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.

Anyone can participate in the walk - regardless of the donations they've received.

We expect to have our own tent so we can meet up and walk together. So wear your SacFAN, Freethought Day, skeptic, atheist, science shirts as we join together to defeat cancer.

Honored Hero for the 2013 events is Greta Christina.Greta is author of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless," and one of the most popular atheist bloggers. She is a regular atheist correspondent for AlterNet, Free Inquiry, and The Humanist, and writes at Greta Christina's Blog (now part of the Freethought Blogs network) since 2005. In 2012, Greta Christina was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. She was fortunate in getting the cancer caught early: she was treated with surgical hysterectomy and oophorectomy, and is now cancer-free. She has a presumptive diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome (a diagnosis based on family history), which significantly increases the odds of getting certain kinds of cancers, including endometrial and colon.

 

About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The LLS 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.

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  • Kenneth E. N.

    Lots of "good energy," to use the new-agey term. Everyone had fun, they had fireworks, they had music, and they even fed us!

    October 27, 2013

  • P.Walker

    The Light the Night Walk was awesome!

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Tom I.

    So we didn't raise enough money early enough to get a tent this year, but we'll have one of our Coalition of Reason banners there, and we'll try to set it up to be obvious, so look for us there! Or you can call me at[masked]

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • David D.

    Last chance to push for those donations! We're at about $2400, half-way there.

    October 24, 2013

  • Barri

    HAGSA rocks with their $100 donation to the team!!!

    Kind thanks also to Paul Nicholson and John Lucas for each of their $30 donations to the team!

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • Barri

    Sounds like a great event for a great cause! I'm working on fundraising. Is there a cost to register?

    October 22, 2013

    • Barri

      Awesome, I'm signed up and have started fundraising. This is a great cause. I'm not too proud to ask for support. I contributed the first $25. Any matchers out there?

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • Barri

      And the link..http://pages.lightthe...­

      October 22, 2013

  • Tom I.

    Hey Everyone!

    We're getting close to the day, but we're way short of our fundraising goal. You can go to the LLS website and register on our Foundation Beyond Belief team at the link above, then there are tools you can use on your own fundraising page to send out emails, or use other ideas.

    The walk is a great way to get out the word about cancer research and patient support.

    Hope to see everyone Saturday at Raley Field!!!

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Kenneth E. N.

    This was great fun last year! And I didn't even get a balloon. Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 10, 2013

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