Welcome to the Foundation Beyond Belief Virtual Team Homepage
Feb 15, 2012
Welcome to the Homepage for the Foundation Beyond Belief Virtual Team! This is the place to join us as a fundraiser if you are not a part of a local group taking part as a local team or if you live outside of the U.S./Canada. Please join our team and help us raise money to fight cancer! If you are a member of a local group in the U.S. or Canada, we encourage you to visit the main FBB Light The Night page to create or join a local FBB Light The Night Walk Team.
The FBB team is going to be a rallying point around which local freethought, atheist, and secular humanist groups will fundraise for Light the Night Walks. Our goal is to unite the Freethought Movement around the world to raise one million U.S. Dollars in 2012 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. You don't need to actually attend a walk to help the cause. 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.
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
In addition, joining as a part of the FBB 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 $500,000 we raise for LLS! 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.
We have chosen Christopher Hitchens as our Honored Hero for 2012. Hitch died from complications due to esophogeal 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 esophogeal and other cancers. We are being joined in our efforts by our Allies: American Atheists, American Humanist Association, Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center For Inquiry, Centre For Inquiry Canada, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy & Alumni, Secular Student Alliance, and United Coalition of Reason.
Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will help save lives. Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!