The following e-mail announcement was sent by Amy Monsky to the SHL
News and Updates mailing list:
Every two months, SHL selects a charity to sponsor and passes the
basket, so to speak, by asking our members to make a donation in
support of this charity. This quarter (September and October), SHL
has chosen to partner with Camp Quest South Carolina and join
Foundation Beyond Belief's international team in support of the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, a fundraising
event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer.
Thousands of participants raise funds for vital, lifesaving research
and patient services.
Although all the charities we sponsor are important, this one is
unique in that it is a united effort of the humanist and freethought
movement in an effort to raise $1,000,000. Sound like a lot? It is,
but the Stiefel Freethought Foundation has pledged to match
contributions, dollar for dollar, up to the first $500,000. So far,
Foundation Beyond Belief teams have raised over $320,000!!
While we in the freethought movement don't have a unified set of
beliefs we must adhere to, we all agree that this life is the only
life we have. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society works hard to save
and improve the lives of people across the world. Together, we can
help save those lives. Together, we can make a difference. Please
consider making a contribution to SHL's team. Even $5 or $10 can
make a difference. You can do so in one of two ways.
1. You can donate to SHL on behalf of the team, and SHL will write a
check for all money collected to our Light the Night team.
2. You can donate directly to our team at
If you'd like to walk with our team, you can also register at this
link. The walk will be Thursday, 11/1 at Mount Pleasant Waterfront
Park. The walk starts at 7pm, with registration/check-in beginning
President, Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry