Just a quick reminder that next weekend marks the start of the 2018 Relay Weekend in Second Life which will take place on Saturday 15th from 10am SLT & Sunday 16th July 2018. It’s going to be another great successful event and I’m sure new records will be set.
All these Relay For Life of Second Life events bring communities together to remember loved ones and honor survivors to raise money to help the American Cancer Society.
2017 RFL of SL Stats
Laps: 3, 664
Distance: 24, 755, 163 meters
Course Length: 6, 758 meters
Last year $230, 000 was raised by the Second Life community and hopefully more will be raised this year. Check out the history of RFL of SL here
2018 RFL Schedule
Opening Ceremony: 10am SLT (Jul 14)
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
Survivor/Caregiver Walk: 11am SLT (Jul 14)
“Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on”.
Luminaria Ceremony: 9pm SLT (Jul 14)
“During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope”.
Closing Ceremony: 9am SLT (Jul 15)
“Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward”.
The 2018 Relay For Life of Second Life season kicks off on Saturday 7th April with a pre-show starting at 9am SLT with Zander Greene. The kick off opening ceremony for the RFL of SL 2018 season starts at 10am SLT.
The parade of teams will start at 11am SLT then after that there will be live DJs playing great music during the rest of the weekend. T1 Radio will be streaming the opening ceremony live at http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242 & T1Radio.com.
It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, 40’/50’s feel). New packages, new options, new pricing, new layout, new events – Christmas Showcase Collection & The Christmas Bazaar.
The theme for this year is Holiday Windows with an over all Retro setting in the streets. A new addition has been added for 2017 which is the Christmas Showcase Collection – a special area (new & exclusive creations) for designers to showcase their work (invitation only).
The 2017 Winter Breedables Faire will be featuring the One Of A Kind Breedables Auction and Breedable Auction Houses. The well known T1Radio service will be providing recorded promotional advertisements during the Expo. There will be mini auctions and a special (OOAK) auction on Sunday 10th December 2017.
Apparently all returning 2016 merchants will receive a 10% discount if you participate this year. 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to RFL of SL.
The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life season officially starts at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony on Sunday 5th March 2017 over at the RFL regions. The festivities start from 9am SLT with more events planned during the day.
Team registrations are now underway and if you are interested starting a new team you can apply here.