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

Luminaria Ceremony – Dedication Form Submission

luminaria ceremony

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

 

 

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.

Honor Lap Registration

Our 12th year of Relay is approaching. It is tradition that all Cancer Survivors and Caregivers lead us onto the track and walk the first lap.

To Register for the Honor Lap please visit the link below and fill out the form.

http://bit.ly/25TUoIw

The Honor Lap will start right after Kick Off which starts at 10:00 am Slt. on July 16, 2016

We would like Survivors and Caregivers to register for the Honor Lap  so we are able to assign your starting sim and do our very best to ensure you are with other Survivors or Caregivers that you wish to walk the Honor Lap along side

It will be my honor to walk with you.

TS Darrow

Survivor / Caregiver Lead

Relay Weekend 2017 Activities and Information

What is “Relay Weekend” in 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. Five years later, in 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000.  The 1 MILLIONTH US dollar was raised in 2011 when more than 2000 volunteers raised over $375,000.  In 2012 we passed the 1.5 million dollar mark. In 2014, we passed the 2 million US dollar mark and in early 2017 we reached $3 MILLION US DOLLARS raised in Second Life!.   And we are not stopping, $4 million is our next goal.

Relay Weekend  is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

For more information about RFL in SL please visit the American Cancer Society Region anytime, day or night, all year long.

Below is information on our 2017 Relay Weekend.   Relay weekend is July 15 & 16, 2017

For more information about Relay For Life of Second Life, stop by the American Cancer Society Region anytime, day or night, all year long.

American Cancer Society and Relay For Life in Second Life

Teleports will be open July 15:

Event Day Welcome Area   – Relay For Life Arrival Centre

2017 Relay For Life of Second Life

Theme: Passport To Hope
Relay Weekend: Saturday/Sunday, July 15-16, 2017

the Ceremonies
There are four entrances to the Ceremonies Stage.  If one is full, try another!

Ceremony Stage 1 |  Ceremony Stage 2  |  Ceremony Stage 3  | Ceremony Stage 4

JULY 15TH 2017:   

Opening Ceremony – 10 am – The fun-filled weekend begins!

CELEBRATE – 11 am – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony.  A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk.  Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.

REMEMBER – 9pm – the Luminaria Ceremony –  a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate.  Please walk the track in silence.

JULY 16TH 2017:

FIGHT BACK -6am-  Pick up your Fight Back Kits and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Information Stations along the track,  and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year – your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet.  Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.

Closing Ceremony – 10 am – Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.

the Luminaria
As you walk the track you’ll notice luminaria line the sides.  These are your opportunities to pay tribute to a lost loved one.. or to thank a person who inspires and encourages you.  Donating lindens to a luminaria gives you the chance to mention a special someone in hover text over the bag and will light and change color based on the linden amount paid to it.  Following is a list of the 2014 Luminaria color and linden levels.  Feel free to type in any amount you wish to donate.

$50 – $999 – Blue
$1000 – $2499 –  Yellow
$2500 – $4999 – Orange
$5000 – $7499 – Pink
$7500 – $9999 – Green
$10000 or more – Purple + fireworks

the Schedule
The themes are brought to the track to be fun and entertaining, not required, but it’s always fun to see all the variety on the track.  Here is a list of this year’s themes and we hope you enjoy getting those outfits ready!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

10:00 AM   Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM    Survivor/Caregiver – CELEBRATE
12:30 PM    Teams Lap
2:00 PM      Dance Your Decade
3:00 PM     Crazy Hats & Hair
4:00 PM     The Future’s So Bright (get on your sunglasses)
5:00 PM     Purple Glove Dance
6:00 PM     Accidental Tourist
7:00 PM     Fantasy Hour
8:00 PM     Light Up The Track
9:00 PM      Luminaria Ceremony – REMEMBER
10:00 PM   Meet  & Make A New Friend
11:00 PM   Under The Big Top
MIDNIGHT – Stay Up Late PJ Party

Sunday, July 16, 2017

1:00 AM     Holiday Road
2:00 AM     Around The Beach
3:00 AM     Hoppy Ball Bounce
4:00 AM     International Hour
5:00 AM     Heroes – Everyday & Super
6:00 AM      FIGHT BACK Cermony
7:00 AM     Tutu’s and Toga’s
8:00 AM     Coffee, Curlers and Cake
9:00 AM     Formal Hour
10:00 AM    Closing Ceremonies
11:00 AM    Victory Lap!  – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee.  Celebrate YOUR Relay.  Take THAT, Cancer!
12:00 PM   Check Out The Builds – Thank You Hour
12:30 PM   Designer Sim Auction Items -Live
1:00 PM     I Don’t Want To Go Home Party – Party till you drop
2:00 PM    SILENT AUCTIONS & RAFFLES CLOSE
3:00 PM Enjoy Walking the Track and Visiting the Build

the Activities

As you land on the Event Day sims this year, you will see a Welcome Center where you will find valuable information to make your experience at Relay For Life of Second Life more enjoyable. Please take some time to look around the Welcome Center.

Here’s some of the activities you can expect to see at Relay weekend this year, on the 4 Activity Regions.

Information Centre    
RFL Museum
Specialty  & Silent Auctions
Gotya Gardens 1
Gotya Garden 2
Live Music Stage
DJs Music – Club Relay
Dance Performance & Variety Stage
Snail Races
Special RFL weekend Hunt
3 (sim) Corner Ceremonies Stage
Team Auctions & Raffles 1
Team Auction & Raffles 2
Team Vendors 1
Team Vendors 2

For a complete list of Live Musician, Dance Performances, Club Relay DJ’s and Tribute Bands, visit our   Entertainment Page

Around the track you’ll see a constant amazing display of some of SL’s greatest talent.. the Relay For Life Team campsites. Our Relay teams have all come together to each build their own display at the side of the track and welcome you to stop in and visit. They’ve worked hard all season and are thrilled to receive guests at their site.

Also alongside the track are fabulous builds constructed for our enjoyment by some of SL’s top builders. It is with honor we thank the following builders for the generous donation of their talent and precious time for us all to enjoy. Also listed is the name of the region that you can view their contribution to this year’s Relay For Life track.

Stop by the Relay For Life Museum and catch up on 13 years with of RFL of SL history. The pictures and items in the Museum go all the way back to 2005!

Be sure to holler out as you walk by our Media Partner booths! Take time to stop and say hello to some of our many Media partners as you walk the track. Look out for : T1 Radio, Krypton Radio, WHIP Radio, Music To Fly By, ENT SL Radio,  All Season long they have been there with us carrying RFL out to those who might no know we are here ! Give them a Cheer!

Looking for something to read while you sit at a campsite or rest by the side of the track?  Our Print Media Partners have their latest issues available trackside. Click and get your from Second Life Newser,  ModeLS Magazine and BOSL The Best Of SL Magazine 

Activity Region Landmarks

The Activities Regions have 2 main arrival areas

Relay Weekend Activities Region East

Relay Weekend Activities Region West

the Relay Track
!!Stop in for a Visit to these Special Locations!!

Survivors/Caregivers Region – RFL Survivor

A beautifully designed region celebrating our Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Landmark: RFL Survivor

 

T1 Radio – Official Broadcaster / RFL of SL 2016 Broadcasting Studio –

Broadcasting Relay For Life over the Relay Sims, the SL Grid, and beyond since 2006T1Radio RFL Broadcast Center RFL Give

Landmark: RFL Prevention- T1Radio

T1Radio - Tune In

T1’s broadcasts can be found on TuneIn Radio app for any connected device at:

Tune in on the web at t1radio.com

In Second Life listeners can tune the T in at   http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242

 

Mega Events – Various Locations
RFL Mega Events have grown to be some of the most amazing events in Second Life. They are attended by thousands of guests and shoppers, SL residents and fans who expect and receive the best show(s) of the year. These events add a big push to the fundraising campaigns of the American Cancer Society in Second Life and those supporters/volunteers are such a valuable part of the Relay and that punch against cancer.  Each has a special area along our Relay track, stop by for information on each Mega event and check out the beautiful builds.

Fashion For Life – RFL Hope

Fantasy Faire – RFL Hero

The Xmas Expo  – RFL Victory

The Home & Garden Expo – RFL Support

Sci Fi Convention – RFL Overcome

Designer Regions  – Various Locations

Also alongside the track are fabulous builds constructed for our enjoyment by some of SL’s top builders. It is with honor we thank the following builders for the generous donation of their talent and precious time for us all to enjoy. Also listed is the name of the region that you can view their contribution to this year’s Relay For Life track.

RFL AWARENESS – Photon Pink and Lemondrop Serendipity

RFL CURE – Fitch Lekvoda

RFL FIGHT BACK  – Xavian Starsider

RFL IMAGINE – Alia Baroque

RFL JOURNEY – Jackson Verlack

RFL LIFE – Ashtar7

RFL REMISSION – Eclair Martinek

RFL SURVIVOR / CAREGIVER  – Luna Barak

RFL SPIRIT – Null Aries

Relay Weekend ACTIVITY REGIONS – KT Syakumi

the Relay Stations

Each Relay Region has a Relay Information Station. Across the top you will see the current Theme Hour & Sponsor Banner.  Hanging down in the middle is the name of the Region, and on either side is the Luminaria Information and The Activities Schedule. Click either one of those for more information.    Relay Station 2016_001Big Honkin Box

Inside the Relay Station you will find the name of the Region Sponsor with a clickable sign to get more information. Information on Relay For Life, some fun Track Tools, The Visitors Online Guide, and a Big Honkin  Box Of Relay Goodies!

OUR TEAMS

Campsite locations coming soon