SEASONS OF HOPE!
What is 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 6 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. In 2009 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $250,000.00 US dollars and was attended by thousands of avatars. In 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000. We will surpass the $1,000,000 mark during our 2011 campaign! The 2011 Relay For Life of Second Life will begin with the March 12th, 2011 Kick-Off and culminate the weekend of July 16th and 17th, 2011. 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.
“Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”
Relay For Life Teams form in February and early March, and we begin with the 2011 Kick Off Party on March 12th. Teams continue to fundraise from March through July by holding events. The Relay For Life of Second Life finishes with the official overnight Relay on July 16th & 17th, 2011. During that weekend, team members gather at their Team Campsites, walk the Relay Track, enjoy live music, participate in fun events, and explore the many Relay Sims as the event runs overnight and into the next morning. In 2010, over 130 RFL of SL Teams and over 2000 avatars participated in the largest virtual fundraising walk in the world and this year the number will be even higher.
The Relay For Life of Second Life has the ability to virtually bring together friends, families, businesses, and support organizations from all over the world, all with the goal of raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer!
Fighting cancer is a team effort. The strength of people coming together for a common cause is greater than the strength of one. Teams are the spirit of Relay For Life of Second Life!
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UNTIL THERE IS A CURE. . . .WE RELAY!!