Atheists and Allies Raised More Than $900,000 for Cancer Research Through Light the Night Walks

Here’s some fantastic news from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The atheists and allies who came together to support the Foundation Beyond Belief team during their Light the Night walk raised an astonishing amount of money:

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This Summer, in Chicago, a Conference About Atheism, Philanthropy, and Putting Our Humanism to Work

Chicago doesn’t host all that many atheism-related national events, but I’m excited that Foundation Beyond Belief’s first ever conference will take place here July 18-20 at the Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare.

Why would you want to go?

Because you’ll get to hear from inspirational atheists who are putting their Humanism in action.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q2 2014 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:

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Chicago Tribune Covers the Upcoming ‘Humanism at Work’ Conference

This summer, in Chicago, Foundation Beyond Belief will be holding its first ever conference to discuss how non-theists can come together to make the world a better place:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Manya Brachear Pashman has a great story on the event and why we feel it’s so necessary. (Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall. Good thing atheists don’t spend a lot of time online or anything…)

Anyway, here are some of the highlights:

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Runs Full Page Ad in USA Today to Thank Partners — Including Atheists

This may not be exactly earth-shattering or groundbreaking, but after Foundation Beyond Belief teams raised more than a quarter-million dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Light the Night Walk, it was a pleasant surprise to see this full-page ad in USA Today earlier in the week (red box is mine):

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