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.