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RFL of SL 2016: New Relay Weekend Press Release


A new press release has been released today for this year’s 12th annual relay weekend happening in Second Life in three days time. The opening ceremony starts at 10am SLT, followed by the Honor Lap then later at 9pm SLT the popular Luminaria ceremony starts. It’s expected that there will be at least 3, 000 avatars participating this year and hopefully new records will be set. Since 2005 Relay For Life of Second Life has raised almost $3 million for cancer research and it would be amazing to reach this milestone this year.

See the full press release below and feel free to share this!:)

For Immediate Release

Get ready for Relay Weekend!

Celebrating 12 years of raising funds for cancer research

(July 6, 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

 

RFL of SL 2016: Relay Weekend Fast Approaching


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First preview of the RFL of SL 2016 track!

The 12th annual RFL of SL relay weekend will be taking place at the RFL regions on Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th July 2016. Relay weekend is a fun event rasing money for the fight against cancer and it’s one of the largest events of the season. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and the first RFL of SL event started back in 2005.

RFL of SL Milestones

  • 2005 – the first Relay For Life of Second Life was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $6, 000 US dollars
  • 2010 – over $220, 000 US dollars was raised
  • 2011 – 1 million US dollars was raised
  • 2012 – 1.5 million US dollars was raised
  • 2014 – 2 million US dollars was raised
  • 2016 – fast approaching the 3 million US dollars mark

RFL of SL 2016 Regions Map

RFL of SL 2016 Track Map

It’s almost time to RELAY!:)

Happy 13th Birthday Second Life


SL13B Map 23rd June 2016

SL13B Community Celebrations continue!:)

Today marks Second Life official 13th birthday and it’s time to party. It’s amazing to think that Second Life was first launched on 23rd June 2003 developed by Linden Lab and since then Second Life has transformed so many lives.

Today Second Life has 24, 479 regions which is equivalent to 1604.26 (km²) for the total area and it would take a long time to explore it all. From the total amount of 24, 479 regions there are 17, 430 private estates and 7, 049 linden owned regions. Since June 2003 there have been 46,487,996 signups for Second Life and daily max concurrency averages around 50, 000 mark.

I have been in Second Life for almost ten years and it’s been a really good experience since October 2006. I have met so many nice people over the years and explored so many amazing places in Second Life. I started blogging in 2007 since then I have enjoyed writing about events to the big news happening on the grid. Thanks for subscribing and reading my blog posts.:)

Second Life has changed in many ways since I joined and there is too much to list everything. With the introduction of Windlight, Mesh and Bento Second Life has improved so much for the better. I’m sure the next 13 years will be even more exciting with more new features and improvements being added to Second Life.

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Time to party!

Check out SL13B section on the Second Life Destination Guide to join in with the party happening now.:)

Did you know ?

Map from Nov/Dec 2003

Map of Second Life from Nov/Dec 2003

Happy 13th Birthday Second Life and here’s to another 13 years!:)