RFL of SL 2019: Relay Weekend


It’s Relay Weekend! ūüôā

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!.

Are you ready for RELAY WEEKEND?

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!

Event Schedule

Saturday 8th June 

OPENING CEREMONY Р10am slt РThe fun-filled weekend begins!

CELEBRATE Р11am slt РThe 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 Р9pm slt РThe 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 Р10am slt РJoin 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

Region Crossing Point

Relay Weekend Regions Map

Relay Weekend regions map – 8th June 2019

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
The dock
The musuem
Fire area

Useful Links

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Press Release: Bid The Lindens Bald 2019


Check out this new press release for the upcoming bid the Lindens bald challenge starting from 15th to 22nd May 2019. Apparently five set of Lindens have accepted this challenge already and will be challenging each other to see who can raise the most funds.

The teams that raise the most will keep their hair and the teams that raises the least loses their hair. This sounds like a brilliant fundraiser event which will help American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Check out the full press release with more details below.

For Immediate Release

Nuala Maracas
Captain, 2019 Relay Rockers
nuala@t1radio.com

RE: BID THE LINDENS BALD 2019

Bid The Lindens Bald 2019
A Bid Me Bald Challenge ‚Äď May 15th to May 22nd

Once again Linden Labs is teaming up with the Relay Rockers to support the Relay For Life of Second Life and putting their hair on the line’ to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead The Fight For a World Without Cancer.

Five teams of Lindens have accepted the challenge to see who can raise the most donations and win the right to shave the heads of the members of the team with the lowest kiosk total. ¬†¬†The team that is ‚ÄėBid Bald‚Äô will be without hair for 30 days!

The participating Linden Teams are:

CUSTOMER ACCOUNT OPERATIONS: Dakota Linden, Theresa Linden and Vanessa Linden

CONCIERGE SUPPORT: Dottie Linden, Evie Linden, Rocko Linden, TJ Linden, Vix Linden, Volo Linden and Wendi Linden

LAND OPERATIONS: Constantine Linden, Izzy Linden, Kona Linden and Madori Linden

TIER 1 SUPPORT: Acan Linden, Cantara Linden, Ellie Linden, Ginger Linden and Jet Linden

SUPPORT MANAGEMENT: Ami Linden, Derrick Linden, Kristin Linden and Maggie Linden

The five Linden teams will have kiosks placed on the RelayStock2019 region beginning May 15th. ¬†For the next week residents can vote to help their favorite Linden(s) KEEP THEIR HAIR while bidding the team with the LEAST in their Kiosk Bald for One Month! Don’t miss the party on May 22nd, featuring the debut of the Tiny Maniacs ‚ÄėOn Our Own‚Äô! (No Keeba!??! OMG!)

Be sure to stop by and donate to the special kiosks and don’t forget to visit RelayStock 2019… the 6th annual gathering of the Relay tribes for 3 days of Peace Love and Hope.  The multi-team event, sponsored by X-City Games, is a RFL of SL tradition and will feature live performances by Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs and Todd Rumsford and the Finals of the Celebrate Remember Fight Back Top DJ Competition!

Linden Labs and the Rockers first joined forces in 2017 when the event raised over L$2.25 million in support of Relay For Life.  Since then Bid The Lindens Bald has raised more than L$3.5 million.

*Bid Me Bald recognizes, with honor and respect, those for whom the choice was made, not by themselves, but by Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.  We have the choice and we choose to sacrifice our hair to honor these Survivors and to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for a World Without Cancer*

For More information contact:

Trader1 Whiplash
Bid Me Bald Coordinator
Trader@t1radio.com

Please spread the word and blog about this event.

Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 Season Starts


Sneak preview 1

Starting at 10am SLT today marks the start of the brand new 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The event will be held at the¬†Eternal Hope region and the theme for this season is “All Aboard For A Cure”. It’s going to be a great season I think and I’ll look forward to attending the annual RFL of SL events. I’m sure new records will be set this year and even more donations will be made to the American Cancer Society.

RFL Of SL Kick Off Regions

RFL of SL 2019 season starts today

Important Opening Ceremony Info

The ‚ÄúKickoff Ceremony‚ÄĚ will be preceded by a tailgate party with music and interactive experiences for attendees. The ceremony will highlight how the Second Life community benefits from the funds raised inworld and what exciting opportunities await the 2019 season. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life Season which will begin on Saturday, February 16th and culminate on Relay Weekend, June 8th and 9th. New this year will be the 5 Days of Relay, June 3rd through June 7th, as Relay Goes MC.

On Saturday, attendees are also invited to attend the after party and are encouraged to explore the regions and participate in our interactive experiences. Entertainment will be provided by DJ’s from various Relay For Life Teams before closing at 8:00pm SLT.

The regions will also be open on Sunday, February 17th from 12:00pm SLT until 6:00pm SLT.

Sneak preview 2

RFL of SL 2019 Useful Links

Sneak preview 3

Registration Opens For The 2019 Relay For Life Of Second Life Season


On Sunday 20th January 2019 the¬†registration officially opened for the¬†2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season.¬†The 2019 season will last for 16 weeks and it’s going to be very different compared with previous years. Firstly the¬†Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 season¬†will now kick off at 10am SLT on Saturday 16th February 2019. The¬†annual RFL of SL Relay Weekend will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

This is a great opportunity to register a team and participate in the annual Relay for Life season in Second Life. I’m looking forward to attending the early RFL season and blogging/capturing the scenes this year.

See below for a special message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller.

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A message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller...

Registration for the 2019 Relay Season begins on January 20th at www.relayforlife.org/secondlife.

The 2019 National Recruitment Challenge runs from January 20th through February 3rd, we will join with Relay For Life teams around the globe in getting our teams registered.

Our Relay For Life in Second Life is among the top events in the world, with more participants from various countries and more donations made per event.

The Challenge is for each Relayer to bring one other person to Relay along with them!

Let’s show how Relay For Life of Second Life makes things happen. Register your team, then have each team member register their dashboard. THEN¬†EACH ONE BRINGS ONE!

While forming and registering a team is lots of fun and very rewarding, there are many ways to Relay.  These are just a few ideas to help guide your conversations.

*Register a team.

*Support Relay For Life by attending events.

*Merchants and Creators can place vendors or kiosk in their shops.

*Club owners can place a kiosk in their club, just that simple!

*Live Singers and DJs can donate their services at Relay For Life events.

*Business owners can display information in their shops.

*Clubs can donate Ad Board space to Relay For Life.

*Post notices about Relay For Life events in YOUR groups.

*Gift Cards, and creations can be donated to Relay For Life, either to teams or for our Relay auctions and raffles.

*Educate  yourself about the American Cancer Society mission, and share that with others in your groups or club.

*Sponsorship is another way to help. Contact Ariel Stormcrow or Dianna Wycliffe for more information.

*Donating your land or venue for a Relay For Life event.

Each person can participate in a way that is meaningful and relevant to themselves. We are only limited by our imaginations!

Won’t you get on board with us, and help lead the way to a world without¬†cancer?

Stay updated on the latest Relay for Life of Second Life news here.