Center for Inquiry


Help CFI Light the Night in the Fight Against Cancer

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We at the Center for Inquiry are proud to announce an exciting new project we’ve joined in which pro-science and secular groups like CFI are uniting to raise $1,000,000 to fight cancer.  

Light The Night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling blood cancer. Each fall, in communities all across the US and Canada, thousands of participants raise funds for vital, lifesaving research and patient services and, on these special nights, they carry illuminated balloons to show the support of a caring community.

Light The Night walkers raise funds and walk as individuals or on a team with friends, family and co-workers—and this is where we need your help.

This year, for the first time ever, freethought, atheist, skeptic, and secular humanist groups are coming together as one unified team to pool our efforts and become the first team in LLS history to raise $1,000,000 in its first year.  

Our team is Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) and we need you to help this worthwhile cause by joining a local FBB Light The Night team

Sign up for a FBB Light the Night team in the next week and be entered to win a Kindle Fire!

Right now, our FBB goal is to sign up 5,000 new people in just one week—July 7-14! Each person who joins a team by July 14 will have their name entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire tablet. (People who have already joined will be entered, too.)  Already have a team? The team captain who brings the most new members into their team during this week will win a $50 American Express gift card.  

To find a team near you, go to the FBB International Team page and scroll down to the list of cities. (We already have many CFI FBB teams, so be sure to look for a CFI team in your city.) If there’s not an existing FBB team at a walk site near you, you can create a new team using the instructions found here. If there isn’t a Light The Night walk site near you, you can still join and raise money as a “Virtual Team.” Donations from all the local FBB teams will be aggregated together under the FBB international team and will count towards our $1,000,000 goal!

How will we ever raise $1,000,000?!?!?!

light the night survivor hugA million dollars is a LOT of money, but we have a not-so-secret weapon: the Stiefel Freethought Foundation has pledged to match every dollar we raise up to $500,000! As an extra incentive, the top fundraising teams will have the opportunity to direct up to $5,000 in SFF grants, with half going to a local qualifying freethought nonprofit and the rest to qualifying FBB Allies of their choice, such as CFI. (More information about the incentive program can be found here.) 

This is a great opportunity to rally behind something big that reflects our shared values: the healing power of scientific research, education, and compassionate patient care. Please sign up for an existing team or create a walk team for your group under the FBB international team banner and join all of us in the fight against cancer.

Thank you! For more information, visit CFI's Light the Night page, and send questions to Lauren Becker at

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