Starting at 10am SLT today marks the opening ceremony of Relay Weekend in Second Life over at the RFL regions. Relay Weekend is a two day event and it’s one of the biggest events that happens every year in the RFL of SL season. This year marks the 15th year for Relay for Life of Second Life and i’m sure there will be many new records set this time.
Relay Weekend is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites Second Life residents 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.
Everyone is welcome to participate. The theme for RFL of SL 2019 is All Aboard! For a Cure!.
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 continuously growing in Second Life since 2005. The first Relay For Life of Second Life event was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. In the year 2010 the event raised over $220,000 US dollars. By 2011, Relay For Life of Second Life reached the one million mark when over 2000 volunteers raised $375,000 US dollars and in 2013 they reached the second million all time fundraising accomplishment. In 2017, Relay For Life of Second Life passed the three million US dollar mark, and as we move into the 2019 Relay weekend, we are past $3.5 million us dollars!
Saturday 8th June
OPENING CEREMONY – 10am slt – The fun-filled weekend begins!
CELEBRATE – 11am slt – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the Celebrate Ceremony. featuring a Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.
REMEMBER – 9pm slt – The Luminaria Ceremony; a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music. Regions are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost or still in their battles with cancer. All are invited to participate as we walk the track in silence while dedications are read over the media stream.
Sunday 9th June
FIGHT BACK LAP – 6am slt – Pick up your Fight Back objects and Flags – available in the Weekend Stuff box at the Relay Information Stations along the track. 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 – 10am slt – Join us as we close out our amazing weekend with a tribute to all that has been accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to fight back and keep our hope alive.
CEREMONY STAGE : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Unity/164/45/23
All Ceremonies will be broadcast live on the official broadcast station – T1Radio.com
If you cannot get to the ceremony sims, you may listen from your team campsite or from the track, any designer or mega sim area, or you can listen outside of SL at the following URL. (you can also put in your land at your home or club) http://relayradio.serverroom.net:4222
Relay Weekend Regions Map
Theme Hour Schedule
- 10 AM ~ Opening Ceremonies
- 11 AM ~ Survivor/Caregiver Lap
- NOON – 12:30 ~ Survivor/Caregiver Lap
- 12.30pm – 1 PM ~ Teams Lap
- 1PM ~ Teams Lap
- 2PM ~ Purple
- 3PM ~ Halloween
- 4PM ~ All Aboard Uniforms (Conductor, Pilot, Flight attendant. Ship Captain. etc)
- 5PM ~ All Aboard – 15th Anniversary Lap – Wear any RFL Shirt from years past.. Several are available in the “Stuff Box’ in the Info Stations!
- 6PM ~ Animal Avatars/Prehistoric/Dinosaurs
- 7PM ~ Walk your pet/shoulder pets
- 8PM ~ Formal Wear
- 9PM ~ Luminaria Ceremony
- 10 PM ~ Fantasy/Magical
- 11 PM ~ Game of Thrones
- MIDNIGHT ~ Midnight Masquerade
- 1 AM ~ Wear the Rainbow
- 2 AM ~ Demos!
- 3 AM ~ Girl/Boy next door (Library outfit)
- 4 AM ~ Beachwear
- 5 AM ~ Crazy Hats!
- 6 AM ~ Fight Back Lap
- 7 AM ~ PJ Party!
- 8 AM ~ Mother Earth
- 9 AM ~ Black and White
- 10 AM ~ CLOSING CEREMONIES
- 11 AM ~ VICTORY LAP ~ Dancing in the Streets