WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), a team of atheists, humanists and religious allies, just completed their second year with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® fundraising campaign. FBB is a national partner in support of LLS's mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for patients with blood cancers.
As a Special Friend of Light The Night, FBB has raised $930,000 to date. In their first year, the team raised $430,000, breaking the LTN record for the most money raised by a first-year non-corporate team. With over 80 local teams in the U.S. and Canada, FBB hit their goal of $500,000 in their second year. FBB is returning as a national partner in 2014 to help LLS realize a world without blood cancers.
"Recognizing that anyone can get blood cancer and that these diseases don't discriminate, brought LLS and FBB together as partners embracing the mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improving the quality of life of patients and their families," states FBB national team captain, Todd Stiefel. People can join or donate to the FBB Light The Night team at www.fbblls.org.
Since it began in 1999, this national program of more than 200 walks across North America each fall, has helped LLS invest $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients and ensure access to treatments. In 2013 alone, LTN teams raised $55 million for blood cancer research. To become part of the LTN family please visit www.lightthenight.org.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
About Foundation Beyond Belief
Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists. Its members and supporters have raised over $1.5 million for charities around the world and established a network of 80 humanist volunteer teams in cities across the U.S. Learn more at www.FoundationBeyondBelief.org.
Contact: Andrea Greif
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society