Welcome to our Team's Homepage

Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Dec 11, 2013

 

Welcome to the Foundation Beyond Belief international team page

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If you are in a U.S. or Canadian local group that is not near an LTN Walk, please contact Breanna Baer (Breanna.Baer@lls.org) and she will assign your group to a walk for which your group will be able to fundraise, but will not need to attend in person.

 

If you are in an international group outside the U.S/Canada that would like to create a fundraising team, please contact Breanna Baer (Breanna.Baer@lls.org) and she will help you create a team as part of our international "virtual team."

 

If you are not a part of a local group or live outside of the U.S. and Canada, you can still independently join the FBB team as a "virtual walker." Click here to join the FBB "virtual team."

 

About our team

Following a record-setting first year (highest non-corporate fundraising in LTN history), the 2013 FBB international team is again 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 2013 goal is to unite the Freethought Movement around the world to raise $500,000 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. One hundred and fifty teams participated around the US and Canada last year; we are hoping to increase our local walk teams from 150 to 200 in 2013.

 

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
 

Matching and incentives courtesy of Stiefel family and Stiefel Freethought Foundation

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 $250,000 we raise for LLS until December 31, 2013, including corporate matches! 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, go to the LTN incentives page.

 

Don't forget about corporate matching

Matching gifts are a great way to watch your contributions grow. Do you have a matching gift program at your place of employment? Contact your human resources department to learn how to apply and receive these additional funds. Remind your donors as well! As mentioned above, the Stiefel family will match funds up to $250,000 including corporate matching. A $50 gift can become $100 at the local level with a 100% corporate match and then $200 at the national level when the combined total is matched by the Stiefel’s! Your effort to secure matching gifts from your company and encouraging your donors to do so too will MULTIPLY the impact on the LLS mission to support patients and find cures!

 

2013 Honored Hero

We have chosen Greta Christina as our Honored Hero for 2013. 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. Although she does 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 endometrial and other cancers.

 

Over 20 Freethought groups supporting our effort!

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, Recovering From Religion, Secular Student Alliance, Society for Humanistic Judaism, and United Coalition of Reason are encouraging their affiliates to form and join teams.

 

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 Educational Foundation, Project Reason, Grief Beyond Belief, Secular Woman, Freethought Blogs, Secular Coalition for America, and Stiefel Freethought Foundation have also joined us as supporters.

 

In addition, we'd like to spotlight and thank Elyse Anders of Skepchick. Elyse is running an entire marathon as part of the Team in Training program to benefit LLS. All you have to do is donate $2.62 (that's 10 cents a mile) to help her reach her goal. Elyse herself is a cancer survivor and lost her stomach last year.

 

Please visit the Foundation Beyond Belief LTN page for much more information!

 

CANADA TEAMS:

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Calgary, Alberta

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Edmonton, Alberta

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Victoria, British Columbia

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – London, Ontario

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Ottawa, Ontario

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Toronto, Ontario

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Montreal, Quebec

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Québec, Québec

 

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

USA TEAMS:

 
 
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Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Northwood SSA - FBB   Angel Stadium 09/28/13 Jason Gross Anaheim, CA  
Secular Student Alliance at the University of Michigan - FBB   DTE Edison Center 10/12/13 Alexander Coulter Ann Arbor, MI  
Critical Thinkers, Humanists, and Unbelievers at Lawrence University - FBB   Fox Cities Stadium 09/27/13   Appleton, WI  
UGA Secular Student Alliance - FBB   The Classic Center 10/04/13 Jake Moskowitz Athens, GA  
Brent's Brigade   Centennial Olympic Park 10/12/13 Steve & Britney Karasick Atlanta, GA  
Hi-Rez Studios- FBB   Centennial Olympic Park 10/12/13 Maria Walters Atlanta, GA  
Southside Freethinkers - FBB   Centennial Olympic Park 10/12/13 Dale McGowan Atlanta, GA  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Austin   Lake Park at Mueller 11/09/13   Austin, TX  
Texas Secular Humanists - FBB   Lake Park at Mueller 11/09/13 Michael Hahn Austin, TX  
Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason - FBB   Ann Morrison Park 10/03/13 Dustin Williams Boise, ID  
Harvard Humanist - Boston - FBB   The Boston Common 10/10/13 Zachary Cole Boston, MA  
Beth Ami- FBB   The University of Colorado at Boulder 09/28/13 Sheila Malcolm Boulder, CO  
Secular Students and Skeptics Society - FBB   The University of Colorado at Boulder 09/28/13 Drew Parliment Boulder, CO  
Wyoming Atheists-FBB   The University of Colorado at Boulder 09/28/13 Ashley Will Boulder, CO  
CFI-Western New York - FBB   Delaware Park 09/27/13 Cody Hashman Buffalo, NY  
Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics - FBB   Romare Bearden Park 11/02/13 Mary Snow Charlotte, NC  
The Skeptical Poet's Society - FBB   Romare Bearden Park 11/02/13 William Keener Charlotte, NC  
Chicago Area SSA - FBB   Grant Park Upper Hutchinson Field 10/19/13 Arthur Wawrzyczek Chicago, IL  
Friendly Atheist Virtual Team - FBB   Grant Park Upper Hutchinson Field 10/19/13 Hemant Mehta Chicago, IL  
ISSA - FBB   Grant Park Upper Hutchinson Field 10/19/13 Ellen Andrews Chicago, IL  
Loyola Chicago Secular Student Alliance - FBB   Grant Park Upper Hutchinson Field 10/19/13 Andrew Kletzien Chicago, IL  
Cincinnati Humanists FBB   Sawyer Point 10/10/13 Colin Thornton Cincinnati, OH  
Columbus Coalition of Reason - FBB   John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park 10/12/13 Brittany Shoots-Reinhard Columbus, OH  
Secular Student Alliance National Team - FBB   John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park 10/12/13 Samuel Jackson Columbus, OH  
Humanists of Rhode Island FBB   Cranston 09/28/13 Steve Ahlquist Cranston, RI  
Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason - FBB   Main Street Garden Park 10/27/13 Zach Moore Dallas, TX  
Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason - FBB Fellowship of Freethought- FBB Main Street Garden Park 10/27/13 Melanie Clemmer Dallas, TX  
Skepchick-virtualFBB   Main Street Garden Park 10/27/13 Melanie Mallon Dallas, TX  
Freethought Dayton - FBB   Fraze Pavilion 10/03/13   Dayton, OH  
Mile High Skeptics- FBB   Washington Park 09/26/13   Denver, CO  
Southeast Alabama Freethought Association - FBB   Poplar Head Park 10/03/13 Timothy Owens Dothan, AL  
Triangle Freethought Society RALEIGH WALK - FBB Triangle Freethought Society - DURHAM WALK - FBB CCB/Bull Plaza 10/05/13 Joey Carabetta Durham, NC  
Ethical Humanist Society Of Long Island/FBB   Eisenhower Park 10/11/13 Sharon Stanley East Meadow, NY  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Erie   Jerry Uht Park 09/19/13   Erie, PA  
Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason - FBB Metroplex Atheists - FBB West 7th Development 10/20/13 Randy Word Fort Worth, TX  
Mid-Atlantic Freethought Coalition-FBB   Baker Park 10/12/13 Jeff Samuelson Frederick, MD  
Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason - FBB Camp Quest Texas- FBB Simpson Place at Frisco Square 10/26/13 Zach Moore Frisco, TX  
Center For Inquiry-MI: FBB   Downtown Grand Rapids YMCA 10/05/13 Jennifer Beahan Grand Rapids, MI  
FTB-Virtual (FBB)   Downtown Grand Rapids YMCA 10/05/13 Ed Brayton Grand Rapids, MI  
UNCG Atheists Agnostics, and Skeptics-FBB   Country Park 10/19/13 Grace Shaughnessy Greensboro, NC  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Harrisburg   City Island 10/12/13   Harrisburg, PA  
Center for Inquiry-L.A. (FBB)   Sunset Gower Studios 10/05/13 Alice Pine Hollywood, CA  
Center for Inquiry-L.A. (FBB) The Beadle Family Sunset Gower Studios 10/05/13 David Beadle Hollywood, CA  
Humanists of Houston - FBB   Discovery Green 10/12/13 Julie Ebersole Houston, TX  
Center for Inquiry-Indiana-FBB   Victory Field 10/12/13 Reba Boyd Wooden Indianapolis, IN  
Secular Alliance at Indiana University   Victory Field 10/12/13 Orion Day Indianapolis, IN  
Corridor A-Team - FBB   Kinnick Stadium 10/12/13 Leo Buzalsky Iowa City, IA  
North Florida Atheists - FBB   The Jacksonville Landing 11/07/13 David Viviano Jacksonville, FL  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Johnstown   Pitt-Johnstown Campus 10/05/13   Johnstown, PA  
UTC Secular Student Alliance - FBB   UT Campus 10/24/13 Jared Hammond Knoxville, TN  
Lancaster PANonbelievers - FBB   Clipper Magazine Stadium 10/05/13   Lancaster, PA  
Las Vegas Coalition of Reason - FBB   Kellogg Zaher Park 11/02/13 Brian Naldoza Las Vegas, NV  
Arkansas Society of Freethinkers   Riverfront Park 09/19/13 Ronda Dillon Little Rock, AR  
Louisville Atheists   Louisville 09/28/13 Ed Hensley Louisville, KY  
Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics @ UW-Madison – FBB   Warner Park 09/26/13 Brandon Frederick Madison, WI  
American Humanist Assoc- MS Gulf Coast-FBB   Lafreniere Park 10/19/13   Metairie, LA  
Scranton Skeptics- FBB   PNC Field 09/21/13 Carol Davis Moosic, PA  
Bosch Lightwalkers - FBB   Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park 11/07/13   Mt. Pleasant, SC  
Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry/Camp Quest South Carolina - FBB   Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park 11/07/13 Amy Monsky Mt. Pleasant, SC  
Center for Inquiry - New York City - FBB   25 11th Ave 09/25/13 Syd LeRoy New York, NY  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Overland Park   Cleveland Chiropractic College 09/20/13   Overland Park, KS  
Hitchens' Hikers FBB   Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval 10/26/13   Philadelphia, PA  
CFI Warriors - FBB   Oregon Convention Center 10/19/13 Sara Wilkison Portland, OR  
New Jersey Humanist Network - FBB   Forrestal Village 10/19/13 Lisa Ridge Princeton, NJ  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Queens   Forest Park/Victory Field 10/05/13   Queens, NY  
Biologics - FBB   Halifax Mall 10/12/13 Travis Jones Raleigh, NC  
Foundation Beyond Belief Virtual Team - FBB   Halifax Mall 10/12/13 Todd Stiefel Raleigh, NC  
Foundation Beyond Belief Virtual Team - FBB Denim & Diamonds Soiree & Silent Auction Halifax Mall 10/12/13 deanna hunt Raleigh, NC  
Reddit Atheists Virtual Team - FBB   Halifax Mall 10/12/13 Todd R. Stiefel Raleigh, NC  
Triangle Freethought Society RALEIGH WALK - FBB   Halifax Mall 10/12/13 Kim Ellington Raleigh, NC  
Foxhole Atheists & Humanists MAAF-WASH-FBB   Reston Town Center 10/05/13 Jason Torpy Reston, VA  
Atheists of Utah - FBB   Sugar House Park 10/12/13 Tiffany Hudson Salt Lake City, UT  
CAR T cure - FBB   Sugar House Park 10/12/13 David Willis Salt Lake City, UT  
Sandy's Saunterers FBB   La Villita Historic Arts Village 10/19/13   San Antonio, TX  
Humanity On Call - FBB   PETCO Park 11/08/13 Michael Summers San Diego, CA  
San Diego Coalition of Reason - FBB   PETCO Park 11/08/13 Debbie Allen San Diego, CA  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - San Francisco   AT&T Park 09/17/13   San Francisco, CA  
Silicon Valley Coalition of Reason - FBB   Discovery Meadow 10/19/13 Richard Thomas San Jose, CA  
Stamping Out Cancer 1 Step at a Time - FBB   Green Lake Park 09/28/13   Seattle, WA  
Camden County Humanists   Washington Lake Park 10/26/13 William Flynn Sewell, NJ  
Hartford Area Humanists (FBB)   Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk 10/17/13 Rebecca Williams South Windsor, CT  
Ethical Society of St. Louis - FBB   Forest Park 09/27/13   St. Louis, MO  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Tempe   Tempe Arts Park 11/09/13 Michal Otten Tempe, AZ  
Asimov Humanists & NOW of Montgomery County - FBB   Market Street 10/20/13 Kitti Walkup-Birkhead The Woodlands, TX  
Society for Humanistic Judaism - FBB   Troy Place Office Complex 09/28/13 Miriam Jerris Troy, MI  
Arizona Jackalopes - FBB   Reid Park 10/05/13 Wendy Trakes Tucson, AZ  
The Humanist Community of Ventura County   Mission Park 09/28/13 Evan Clark Ventura, CA  
American Humanist Association - FBB   Freedom Plaza 10/19/13 Rachael Berman Washington, DC  
Center for Inquiry DC - FBB   Freedom Plaza 10/19/13 Melody Hensley Washington, DC  
Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason-FBB   Raley Field 10/26/13 Heather Applebury West Sacramento, CA  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Wilmington   Frawley Stadium 10/12/13   Wilmington, DE  
Foundation Beyond Belief - FBB - Worcester   East Park (Cristoforo Colombo Park) 10/19/13 Maria Greene Worcester, MA  
Maine Atheists and Humanists   York Beach Ball Field 09/28/13 Anna Marin York, ME  

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $500,000.00
 
78 %
Donations: $391,908.82

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