Fight Cancer with Us by Walking in Light the Night!

Light the NightCamp Quest joined in concert with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB).  Freethinkers from around the world are uniting to raise $1,000,000 for LLS in 2012, and we need your help!

We at Camp Quest are encouraging people to consider joining this worthwhile cause by joining a local FBB LTN team. You can donate to Camp Quest Minnesota's Twin Cities team (walked 9/23), join or donate to Camp Quest Texas's Plano team (walking 10/20), join or donate to Camp Quest Ohio's Columbus team (walking 10/27), join or donate to Camp Quest South Carolina's Charleston team (walking 11/1), or join or donate to another Foundation Beyond Belief team in your local area.

 

To find an FBB local team near you go to the FBB International Team page and scroll down to the list of teams. If there is not an FBB team at a walk site near you, we would appreciate it if you create a new team. Instructions for how to create a team for can be found here. If there isn’t a LTN walk site near you to create a team for, please join and raise money under the “Virtual Team”. The local teams’ donations will be aggregated together under the FBB international team. Joining as a part of the FBB international team will highlight nontheists 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 your group 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 such as Camp Quest. More information about the incentive program can be found here.

 

We are very excited about the LLS-FBB partnership.  If you are interested, please join an existing team or create a walk team for your group under the FBB international team banner and join us in the fight against cancer.

 

FBB has become a Special Friend of LLS, which entails an international team for the Light The Night Walk (LTN).  LTN is a leisurely evening two-three mile walk held in autumn (the exact date and time depend on the walk location).  Walkers carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones.  Teams set up their own fundraising page for the event.  Local team’s efforts will provide lifesaving blood cancer research, free educational materials and patient support services, such as Family Support Groups.  Over 1,000,000 people in the United States are currently living with, or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, or myeloma.  LLS has invested more than $814 million in research aimed at treating and curing blood cancer, with $76.7 in 2011 alone.