The 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life season will be starting very soon and here are some upcoming important dates to save. The theme for 2022 is Heroes Of Hope and all events will be following this theme throughout the year. The usual annual RFL events will be happening like the Fantasy Faire, Home & Garden Expo, Sci-Fi Expo, SL Christmas Expo and many more.
Registration Open: Saturday 15th January 2022
Kickoff: Saturday 19th February 2022
Relay Weekend: Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June 2022
36 RFL regions have arrived on the grid for next months 2021 Relay Weekend in Second Life. Relay Weekend takes place on Saturday 12th June and on Sunday 13th June 2021. This year Hopefest will be happening on Wednesday 9th June 2021 which is a brand new event. On Wednesday 16th June the Flood the Region / Wrap Up Party will take place.
In 2020 the Relay community raised $250, 000 / $305, 946 USD in it’s 17th year in Second Life which is awesome. The Second Life community remained stronger than ever as covid-19 stopped real world fundraising activities. Hopefully 2021 will set new records and more strength.
Check the Relay Weekend event schedule for 2021 below. All times are SLT/PDT.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021
10am Opening Ceremony
11am Survivor/Caregiver Walk Sponsored by: Relay Rockers
12:30pm Teams! Teams! Teams! Sponsored by: Royal Ascot
2pm Wizard of Oz Sponsored by: Seekers of Hope
3pm Prince/Princess/King/Queen Sponsored by: C&V’s House of Rock
4pm Under the Sea/Aquatic Animals Sponsored by: Team Shadow
5pm Sock Hop Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme
6pm 80’s Neon/Rollerskates Sponsored by: UFS Metamorphosis by UF Starfleet
7pm Christmas in June Sponsored by: SL Christmas Expo (Dec 3-14, 2021)
Second Life ACS posted a blog post on 8th June about three communities (MC, Bellisseria & GOR) in Second Life that have joined together for 10 Days of Relay and raised $50, 610. 10 days of Relay has been very successful and next year it’s going to even bigger.
MC = $25, 927
Bellisseria = $16, 740
GOR = $7, 960
Here is the full blog post…
June 08, 2020
Last year, the MC community led the way in coming together as a community to support the American Cancer Society.
In 2020, three communities joined together for the 10 Days of Relay and raised $50,610.
The MC’s, who pioneered the community concept, raised $25,927. The Bellisseria community worked together to raise $16,740 in their first year. And the GOR community joined together and raised $7,960 at their GOR Festival.
These significant accomplishments by three extraordinary communities were inadvertently not mentioned at our Relay 2020 Closing Ceremony.
The 10 Days of Relay was an incredible event with so many people participating in so many different ways. It has been instrumental in reaching new places and has enabled us to help people we would never have met without them.
As we look forward to our next Relay season, we see even more communities joining us in our fight for a world without cancer.
A sincere thank you for all that you accomplished and a big Relay For Life hug.
Well done to everyone that participated this year.
The 2020 Relay event weekend officially opens tomorrow from 10am SLT on Saturday 6th June 2020 through until Sunday 7th June over at the RFL regions in Second Life. So far RFL of SL 2020 have already passed the $250,000 USD goal and it’s set to break new records during this weekend.
Lab Gab episode 27 streams live today from 12pm SLT where Strawberry Linden will be speaking to the Relay For Life of Second Life 2020 team. Featuring Stingray9798 Raymaker, Trager Alter, MamaP Beerbaum and Nikki Mathieson. Apparently there may a surprise guest. You don’t want to miss this one.
Watch Live Below From 12pm SLT!
Here is the Relay Weekend 2020 Event Schedule…
10am SLT: Opening Ceremony
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.
11am SLT: Survivor/Caregiver Laps
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
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. The 2020 Survivor/Caregiver Walk in Second Life will begin immediately following the Opening Ceremony.
12:30pm SLT: Teams Laps
Sponsored by GridPlay
2pm SLT:Roller Skating Hour
3pm SLT: Walk with a Friend
4pm SLT: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sponsored by Attention on Cancer
5pm SLT: Your Favorite Sports Teams
6pm SLT: Nerds & Geeks Unite!
7pm SLT: Your Favorite Video Games
Sponsored by Friends For A Cure
8pm SLT: Camping Hour
Sponsored by Camping For A Cure
9pm SLT: Luminaria Ceremony
10pm SLT: Candyland Hour!
Sponsored by SHB Gems
11pm SLT: Las Vegas Hour
12am SLT: TOGA Party!! Food Fight!
1am SLT: 80’s Hour
Sponsored by C&V’s House of Rock
2am SLT: Pac Man Hour
3am SLT: Monopoly Hour
4am SLT: Ahoy Matey!
5am SLT: Hero Hour
Sponsored by Heroes Helping Heroes
6am SLT: Fight Back Hour
Sponsored by Gavin Dionysus
7am SLT: Wear Your Coffee & Drink Your Curlers
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
8am SLT: Hawaiian Hour
9am SLT: Purple Power Hour
Sponsored by Team Shadow
10am SLT: Closing Ceremony
11am SLT: Victory Lap – Dancing With Your Sparklers!
Please spread the word about this weekend’s Relay Weekend 2020.
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.
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