Press Release: ALL ABOARD! JOIN US ON A TRIP OF HOPE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 3, 2017
WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG
For More Information Contact Serina Juran

ALL ABOARD! JOIN US ON A TRIP OF HOPE!

All our bags have been packed; the tickets punched; and our passports stamped! Relay Weekend 2017 for Relay For Life of Second Life is here!

Come along with us on July 15 & 16 as we celebrate our survivors, remember our loved ones and find ways to fight back.

“Relay weekend is one of, if not THE, most memorable time in Second Life. You meet people there who become your friends for years to come. 32 sims and 24 hours of joy, laughter, tears, entertainment, hunts, celebration, remembrance and fighting back against cancer. It is a time the relayers from around the world unite at a common place for a common goal.” said Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 Chair Nuala Maracas. “ We > Me and together WE can work to support the American Cancer Society mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Come join us!”

Come take a journey with us over three dozen sims featuring shopping, auctions, a special hunt, concerts, memorials and more. The Opening Ceremony of Relay Weekend will be 10 a.m. SLT July 15 and the Closing Ceremony will be 10 a.m. July 16.

Over 100 teams have been hard at work since March holding events across the grid to raise funds for cancer research, support programs, and to support the Society’s mission. Relay Weekend is the culmination of their hard work! Won’t you help by showing your support?

Follow this SLURL to the sims: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RELAY%20FOR%20LIFE/161/49/603

Be sure to stay up-to-date on Relay Weekend’s happenings by checking out relayforlifeofsecondlife.org throughout the event or follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rflofsl/

See you there!

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Kick Off Event

Miss the Kick Off to Relay For Life of Second Life on March 5?  Click below to listen.

Thank you to Bain Finch and Ishtarangel Micheline for recording the ceremony.

And The Winner Is

And the winner is…

We are very pleased to announce the winning entry in the 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life Logo Contest

Here is the winning design

Your Official 2017 Passport To Hope Logo ……

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The winning logo was submitted by.Lizzy Gracemount. Lizzy put tremendous creativity, thought, and passion into her design. She explained that each color is taken from “…the Official ACS Color Palette. Every color has a special meaning from courage to peace to love and harmony and above all for cancer research. I chose the colors to fit this aspect of RFL and why we relay every year. The passport stamps are from a public domain vector stock, colored to reflect the various aspects of RFL OF SL. Every aspect of the piece reflects the journey every survivor or cancer patient has traveled during their journey.”
Lizzy selected all her colors from the Official ACS Color Palette and included the symbolic meaning of each color.

Dark Green: Balance, Harmony

Lime Green: Energy and Healing

Gold: Knowledge, Learning, Meditation, Strength

Cocoa: Stability, Structure, Support

Burgundy: Warrior, Honorable

Red: Courage, Energy, Longing

Blue: Peace, Tranquility

Wisteria: Spirituality, Faith, Calming, Inspiration

Purple: Bravery, Courage

Tan: Friendship

The Official 2017 Passport To Hope Logo will be available in the coming new year in various sizes.

Thank You and Congratulations Lizzy!

 

Vote Now – 2017 Logo Contest

In order of being received, here are the submitted entries for the logo contest.

Theme :   Passport To Hope

The winning design will become the official 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life logo.  It will be used on signage, fundraising tools, clothing and other items.

Click on each logo to see a larger version

Please vote for your favorite logo for the 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life

Voting Closes November 20, 2016  4pm SLT

Luminaria Ceremony – Dedication Form Submission

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As darkness falls, every Relay For Life event takes pause to hold a very special Remember – or Luminaria– Ceremony.  The Relay For Life of Second Life holds their Luminaria Ceremony on Saturday, July 16, 2016,  9pm SLT.

The Luminary Ceremony is always powerful and emotional, and is a time for quiet reflection and remembrance…a time to remember loved ones lost and to honour those still fighting cancer.  We stop all activities and stand by the Luminaria or walk the track in silence while the Luminaria Ceremony is held.

In Second Life we honor those lost and those still fighting by reading their names during the Luminaria ceremony.  If you have a name you would like read, please complete the 2016 Luminaria Dedication form by CLICKING HERE .

This form is for submitting dedications to honor the MEMORY of those who have lost their battle to cancer or SUPPORT those who have survived cancer. You may also honor a caregiver. During this special hour we will be reading your dedications live on air on T1 Radio. Feel free to submit this form for multiple dedications. One dedication per form please.

If you would like the name of loved one read during the Luminaria Ceremony, please complete the form by Clicking Here

 

 

Team Campsite Registration Now OPEN for July 16 & 17 Relay Weekend

The excitement for the July 16 & 17 Relay Weekend is building! We are thrilled to announce that registration for your Team Campsite is now open !!

This year, your team request for a campsite will be made by completing the Relay For Life 2016 Team Campsite Registration Form located HERE

Don’t delay, large campsites are limited and first requested, first reserved!

Why I Relay Recordings Needed

Every year T1Radio plays recordings from our Relay family telling us their many reasons for participating in Relay For Life.

Once again we are encouraging you to take a few moments and share YOUR reasons to Relay.

Please make a short 30-60 second recording and save it as a .wav or .mp3 file. Tell us why or for whom your Relay!
Share your story, your emotions, your triumphs or losses. We are a family and our Why I Relay stories bring us even closer together.

Please email the completed recordings to: catalina.staheli@gmail.com by June 29th and let your voice be heard.