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

Celebrating 12 Years of Raising Funds for Cancer Research!

Get ready for Relay Weekend!
(July 13, 2016) In just 3 days, thousands of Second Life Residents from all across the real globe will join together on July 16 and 17 for the 12th Relay Weekend of Relay For Life of Second Life and celebrate.

“It’s incredible to see how this Relay has grown over the last 12 years,” said Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff partner. “That first year, 2005, there were 315 Avatars walking the track to bring attention to the importance of cancer research. This year more than 3,000 will take to the track. Come on out and see what has become the largest fundraiser in SL and other virtual worlds.”

Relay Weekend will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16 and will feature 24 hours of themed laps, activities and entertainment. The weekend will wrap up with a massive party at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday, July 17.

If you can’t be at the Relay sims, tune in to T1 Radio, at T1radio.com, which will be airing the festivities through Relay Weekend.

“Our 2016 season has brought about outreach like no other season” Said Random Padar – Darrow, 2016 Event Chair. “We have over 60 new teams this year.  At every team event we have seen more and more new faces.  I am thrilled that our Relay Weekend is almost here!  We will begin with an opening ceremony beginning at 10am on July 16th, followed by our Honor Lap for our survivors and caregivers to walk proudly. At 9pm we will hold our always inspiring and touching Luminaria ceremony.  As I walk through our sims this year I see some amazing builds!  Team campsites along with special designer sims will compete for awards that display cancer education and theme inspired builds.  Once Upon A Cure season will go down in the history books as one which was filled with stories from our passionate Relayers, while working to write the end of the story!”

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from March through mid-July. In July, teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay.  Over the last eleven years, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised almost $3 million for cancer research and is the largest charity event in the virtual worlds. Several thousand volunteers from more than 80 countries participate each year, truly making it a global event.

There are many ways to get involved in Relay For Life of Second Life and another way to show your support is through sponsorships. Relay For Life of Second Life is proud to have the following as premier sponsors:  RGF Estates, Rockliffe University, Sol Existence and Runestone and other sponsorships are available; please contact the Cathy10 Longoria, Sponsorship Lead or Random Padar, Event Chair for more details.

Keep up with the news on Relay For Life of Second Life through it’s website, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr pages:
http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL
http://facebook.com/rflofsl

Paint Second Life Purple

For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2016

The 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life campaign is kicking off on March 6th 2016, and to
prepare for the Kickoff, volunteers will be painting the Second Life grid purple. This is a
community effort to raise awareness throughout Second Life about Relay For Life, and
everyone on the grid is invited to join us on February 28, 2016 from 1-6 pm SLT at Relay dAlliez, as we start Painting Second Life Purple!

Since 2004, Relay For Life has grown in the virtual world, raising money for the American Cancer Society. Over the last 12 years, this signature fundraiser has raised more than $2.7 million USD, contributing to the mission of the American Cancer Society, which includes lifesaving cancer research, education on prevention and early detection, and forming global partnerships in the fight against cancer.

The Paint Second Life campaign signifies that Relay For Life is about to Kick Off, grid wide. Regions, businesses, communities and a flood of volunteers will celebrate the power of HOPE by turning the entire grid purple for 7 days. This is a good opportunity to visit with new cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and other who might not know about the mission of the American Cancer Society and get the excitement of our journey in the forefront of the minds of all of Second Life.

Mark your calendar for Feb.28th and come out in your purple to join our fight!

The Paint Second Life Purple campaign runs from Feb 28 – March 6. The Relay For Life season Kickoff Ceremony will be on March 6 at 10am SLT at the American Cancer Society’s RFL Kickoff regions. The Relay For Life 2016 theme is: Once Upon A Cure.
Relay For Life of Second Life will be on July 16-17, 2016 and is a 24-hour event where teams of volunteers showcase their talents through elaborate designs/builds while celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back against cancer through fundraising. Each team is represented by keeping at least one member on the track throughout the entire 24 hours of the event. Teams raise money inside and outside of Second Life from March – July.

Our goal for 2016 is to raise $300,000 USD, which will also be our $3 millionth dollar, all-time.

 
To learn more about forming a team or joining Relay For Life, contact Random Darrow, Event Chair.