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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 27, 2012, at 5:30 PM, at the State Capitol's west steps.

To fight leukemia and lymphoma, we are working with the Foundation Beyond Belief and the freethought movement around the world to raise $1,000,000. Be a part of this record-shattering event... we'll be the first organization to offer a donation of this size!

Help Us Raise $5000

Our goal, as the Sacramento Coalition of Reason, is to raise $5000. Every dollar we collect is matched by the Foundation Beyond Belief.

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 27 (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.

Honoring Christopher Hitchens

The Foundation Beyond Belief has chosen Christopher Hitchens as our Honored Hero for 2012. Hitch died from complications due to esophageal 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 esophageal and other cancers.

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.

    Great fun, music, free swag, free food, cute girls in costume, and a beautiful night for walking. What was not to like?

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice being part of something bigger than the participants. A great cause and time spent in a jovial atmosphere. I would do it over again for certain! =)

    October 28, 2012

  • David D.

    I have the schedule for tonight's events:
    • 5:00 - Registration and Festivities Start
    • 5:30 - Team Photos (that includes us!
    • 6:00 - Remembrance Ceremony
    • 7:15 - Opening Ceremony
    • 7:30 - Walk Begins
    • 8:15 - Celebration

    I plan to be there at 5. Text me if you can't find me [masked]).

    October 27, 2012

  • David D.

    Hi everyone! Less than one day left and we're so close to our goal!

    If you haven't yet, please register to walk (see above). And try to get $100 in donations so you can get the special shirt and other recognition.

    October 26, 2012

  • Freedom

    I cant make it, but I donated. Thank you for making it in honor of Christopher Hitchens

    1 · October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Freedom, for your donation in honor/memorial of Christopher Hitchens!!!

      October 15, 2012

  • David D.

    Please be sure to register at the LLS site using the links above.

    Ask your questions here and let's raise $5,000 for them.

    October 8, 2012

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