Over the past few weeks, which have been quite busy for me as evidenced by my absence, CFI Vancouver has gotten involved in a couple of really great acts of selflessness (except for the selfish self-promotion reasons).
First, we kicked off our Partners For Life challenge with Canadian Blood Services with a blood drive a couple weekends ago. And while not everyone was eligible to donate (for a variety of reasons), we did manage to donate enough blood to save at least 12 lives!
Then, this past weekend, more members of CFI Vancouver raised funds for our Relay for Life team to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. The entire event raised over $188,000, with CFI members raising $1685 between our 11 team members.
Both of these events are the kick-off to much more charitable outreach, with blood drives scheduled for every two months and the Vancouver Pride Parade (with the BC Humanists and CFI Vancouver working together), atheists in Vancouver are proving how good you can be without god.
Credit for both photos goes to Fred Bremmer.