Here are historical snapshots of Relay for Life of Second Life that I have attended so far and wanted to share with you today.
This year marks 11 years since the first Relay for Life of Second Life event and later on today we will relay around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Come and make a difference! :)
RFL of SL 2015 relay weekend starts tomorrow at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony at the main stage. The first lap of the 2015 relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony starting at 11am SLT. The exciting fun-filled weekend will then be underway to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society including theme laps, the Luminaria ceremony, event activities and much more.
Ebbe Altberg will be speaking about some of the positive ways that Second Life is being used from around the world. There will be footage of Dr. Phil adventures in Second Life in this episode.
Dr. Phil will be shown on the largest monitor (40 feet wide) controlling his avatar in Second Life. The episode features a young man who is struggling with many problems and his addiction to playing online games.
Won’t Work, Won’t Go to School: “My Son Just Wants to Game All Day”
Sarah says her 23-year-old son, Justin, is so consumed with playing video games that he dropped out of college, can’t hold a job and is neglecting his health — losing more than 50 pounds — and she fears he’ll die if he doesn’t stop. Sarah says she has tried cutting off Justin financially and giving him ultimatums, but he always finds a way to continue gaming to excess. Justin admits he can play 16 hours a day — sometimes lasting up to 30 hours straight — and says he would rather live in the virtual world than the real world. What could be driving his behavior? And, has his hobby become an addiction that could eventually kill him? With the help of Dr. Rachael Ross, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, Dr. Phil opens Justin’s eyes to the potential health dangers he faces. Will it have an impact? Plus, how can Justin regain traction in his life?
Relay Weekend starts on Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015 in Second Life and the excitement is building up for the 11th annual event. The RFL regions have arrived and preparations are being made. This year the hope is to reach the 2.5 million dollar mark which would be absolutely incredible.
This year there is so much packed into Relay Weekend to remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Take part and mark a difference! :)
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 11 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. Five years later, in 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000. The 1 MILLIONTH US dollar was raised in 2011 when more than 2000 volunteers raised over $375,000. In 2012 we passed the 1.5 million dollar mark. In 2014, we passed the 2 million US dollar mark and we are approaching the 2.5 million dollar mark quickly.
The event schedule listings are now available for Relay Weekend. please see below!
Saturday 18th July 2015:
Opening Ceremony – 10 am – The fun-filled weekend begins!
CELEBRATE – 11 am – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.
REMEMBER – 9pm – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence.
Sunday 19th July 2015:
FIGHT BACK -6am- Pick up your Fight Back Kits and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Information Stations along the track, and 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 – 10 am – Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.
Relay Weekend Theme Hours
Saturday 18th July 2015
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM Survivor/Caregiver – CELEBRATE
12:30 PM Teams Lap
2:00 PM Crazy Hats & Hair
3:00 PM Movies & Musicals
4:00 PM Holiday Road
5:00 PM Hawaiian Beach Party
6:00 PM Space Cadets Fight Cancer Too
7:00 PM Health Matters
8:00 PM Purple Power
9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony – REMEMBER
10:00 PM Meet & Make A New Friend
11:00 PM Your Relay Heritage
MIDNIGHT The Random Hour
Sunday 14th July 2015
1:00 AM Get Active – Sports !
2:00 AM The 60’s
3:00 AM Hoppy Ball Bounce
4:00 AM Relay Around The World
5:00 AM Heroes – Every Day & Super
6:00 AM FIGHT BACK
7:00 AM Happy More Birthdays
8:00 AM Coffee, Tea, or Relay
9:00 AM Formal Hour
10:00 AM Closing Ceremonies
11:00 AM Victory Lap! – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee.
Celebrate YOUR Relay. Take THAT, Cancer!
12:30 PM RAFFLE Draw!
1:00 PM SILENT AUCTION Closes!
2:00 PM Enjoy Walking the Track and Visiting the Builds
Relay Weekend Activities
Visit the Relay For Life Museum and see the changes over the past 11 years of RFL of SL history. There are many activities happening during Relay Weekend on the 4 Activity Regions and the Water Region including…
Torch Of Hope
Raffle For Relay
Art Show and Sale
DJs Music and Dancing
Stand Up Comedy
The Body Is A Fortress Hunt
4 (sim) Corner Ceremonies Stage
Teams Vendor Markets
Sailing For Relay
50 – 999 – Green
1000 – 2499 – Orange
2500 – 4999 – Blue
5000 – 7499 – Yellow
7500 – 9999 – Pink
10000 or more – Purple + fireworks
I’ll be posting more next week on RFL of SL 2015. :)
The SL12B community celebration ended last week with a huge final party where the cake stage exploded over the central regions. There was a large attendance for the party and I thought it worked rather well. The SL12B community celebration was a huge success and everyone should be very proud of the work created this year for the birthday.
This week the SL12B exhibits have been put away for another year and the break down process has started. The SL12B regions will be going offline this weekend and the countdown for SL13B will then begin.
SL12B regions as of 9th July 2015
Here is a message from Doc…
Thank you SL12B Community
We would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered and exhibited. All the DJs and Performers and the builders. It took an army of volunteers to bring this year’s birthday celebration together.
If you enjoyed this year’s event and want to be a part next year, keep an eye on this blog and stay in the SLB Community Group for notification of next year’s festivities.
On 4th July 2015 there will be celebrations being held in the Blake Sea in Second Life to celebrate the 4th of July and blast cancer. From 11am SLT to 4:30pm SLT there will be live music, fireworks and many boats. The event takes place in the Blake Sea – Haggerty region.
Schedule of Events:
11 am-1 pm DJ G Winz
1-2 pm Satin & Erin, live music
2-4 pm DJ Barry
3:30-4 pm Fireworks
All proceeds to support Sail for Life Relay for Life team. Come and relay.