Here we are gearing up for our 11th season of Relay For Life in Secondlife. In just a few weeks we will be opening up registration for our 2015 season. I already hear the rumbling of team meetings and organizing of teams in the volunteer group chat. In the near future we will see signs of purple everywhere! Purple avatars, purple soil, purple water, purple sims. We are ready to make some noise at our launch party for Paint SL Purple on February 21st. Look out……Relay For Life of SL is about to take place! Paint SL Purple will run right into our kick off for RFL of SL 2015 on March 7tth!
Our steering committee this year will consist of Stingray9798 Raymaker, our amazing ACS staff partner. Random Padar (Darrow) Event Chair and Dawnbeam Dreamscape Co Chair. We would like to thank all of you that have had an interest in working on committee this season. Our committee is in place and ready to go! This year we have some great additions to the committee. You will see much more information from our Global Impact area. We have chosen Serina Juran, as well as Lunavonrandolf Kenin and Step Portilo from the Foundation For Life team to unite us with our international relayers. Keep an eye out on our social media sights for interesting stories and highlights from our international family. We have some amazing coaches being trained and ready to take on whatever comes their way. Vee Tammas, our Team Ambassador and Jessi Warrhol our Social Media Ambassador are two more gifted volunteers who will make sure you all are informed and up to date on all Relays happenings.
Dr. Gordy Klatt, the founder of Relay For life said at a Tacoma, Washington volunteer appreciation event, “We have to re-energize ourselves. We have to continue to work and not sit back and let other people do it. We’ve all got to be involved in this struggle, this fight to cure the multiple cancers that we know of.” He had a dream that began May of 1985 to fight against cancer. 30 years later we can say The Future is Now!
Random Padar (Darrow) Event Chair
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Come and get your holiday on!
The 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair will open on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 and will end on Monday, December 15, 2014. This annual holiday event is in support of Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society.
This year’s event is in the style of a Germanic Holiday Winter Village and spans eight sims! Visitors and guests will be able to shop for holiday gifts from over 100 Second Life creators and designers, take photographs with Santa, participate in Naughty Or Nice, and Hunt for the Bells! In addition to the mentioned events, 12 fun and packed full days of entertainment awaits!
The 2014 Winter Beedables Fair will feature a special One of a Kind Breedables Auction and Limited Edition Breedables for sale and in support of Relay For Life of Second Life!
At both the 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair, one can attend many events. Check out the schedule.
To get to the expo, search in-world for “xmas expo” or follow this SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%202/131/194/22
The theme: The Future is Now
was voted on by the Relay community in August. The logo design uses the “Back to the Future” font to demonstrate how our past successes have led us to the present, where we don’t have to wait for major victories in the fight against cancer. We can get excited about being living proof of Gordy Klatt’s vision of hope. And the earth represents that our Relay event in Second Life is truly a worldwide effort of diverse communities coming together for one common goal…to eliminate cancer as a major health concern.
So, how is it that “The Future is Now?” One example is the success that the American Cancer Society has contributed to – where we have experienced a 20% decline in cancer-related deaths since 1991.
When the American Cancer Society was formed in 1913, only 1 out of 10 people survived cancer. Today, 2 out of 3 people are survivors! This is tremendous progress that we should celebrate NOW!
But, until that number is 3 out of 3 – We Relay!! Join us for the 2015 campaign. Like our Facebook page and join the RFL of SL Volunteers group in-world to stay up to date on what’s happening.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER ACROSS SECOND LIFE
The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life season will begin on September 1, 2014 and will continue until October 31, 2014.
The theme for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is “Seasons of Pink”. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is part of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Second Life.
The 2014 Making Strides Committee is led by Jessii2009 Warrhol, Chair and Gem Sunkiller, Co-Chair.
About Breast Cancer:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Breast cancer also occurs in men. The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2014 are:
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.
About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
For more information please visit the sites below: