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RFL of SL 2015: kick-off weekend schedule


2015 RFL of SL Kick Off

2015 RFL of SL Kick Off Event

Next weekend (6th-8th March) marks the start of 11th annual Relay for Life of Second Life 2015 season and to mark this special occasion there will be fireworks, live performers, games, fund raising events and much more.

This year the Kick Off Weekend is taking everyone back to 2005 and back to the first ever virtual relay in Second Life. It’s going to be great fun and everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday 8th March 2015

  • 9am – 10am SLT – T1 Radio Pre-Kick Off Show
  • 10am – 11am SLT – Kick Off Opening Ceremony (including speeches from the RFL of SL 2015 planning committee)
  • 11am – 7pm SLT – Live Performers and DJs continue the celebrations
  • 6:45pm SLT – Fireworks Show

Useful Links

Useful links for Relay for Life of Second Life 2015


For the latest news and events for Relay for Life of Second Life 2015, check out these useful links and stay updated. Don’t forget the kick-off celebrations start 7th-8th March 2015 for RFL of SL 2015 and this year marks the 11th season in Second Life. Woooot!

Official Website: http://www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

Official Wiki: http://www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/wiki

Official Plurk Page: https://www.plurk.com/relayforlifeofsecondlife

Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL

Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/rflofsl

Official Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slrelayforlife/

Official Google Plus Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/114793851785833186058/114793851785833186058

Official Tumblr Page: http://relayforlife-sl.tumblr.com/

Official Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/jwarrhol/2015-relay-for-life-of-second-life/

Official Avatar Social Network Page: https://www.avatarsocialnetwork.com/ASNpage/relayforlifeofsecondlife

Paint SL Purple 2015 Press Release


RFL Paint Second Life Purple 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is time to paint the grid purple!! Paint SL Purple, the official lead in to the 2015 Relay For Life of Second Life season, will take place between February 21 and March 7, 2015.  Throughout this time, Second Life avatars are invited to paint their homes, businesses, clubs, and land purple, wear purple clothes, purple hair, and even purple skin!

Second Life avatars  can pick up the official Paint SL Purple kit at the American Cancer Society Island. This special kit contains purple freebies to help you celebrate the week. Avatars can  contact Nuala Maracas or Leala Spire in world to obtain a copy of the free kit or they visit the following slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/219/138/26

The official Paint SL Kickoff party will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015  on American Cancer Society Island from 4pm – 9pm. DJ Dee Wolfe will kick off the party at 4 pm slt, followed by Special Guest’s Satin & Erin. DJ Dianne Wycliffe will close the part out from 7pm to 9 pm slt. All parties will take place at the following location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/42/211/609

Search for Paint Second Life Purple (PSLP) in the Second Life event listings to find other parties that are taking place all over the grid throughout this special week.

About 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 10 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. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in over 2 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 17th and 18th.

About the American Cancer Society

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

For More Information:

Official Event Dates for RFL of SL 2015 Season


Here is the official press release and logo for the 2015 Relay For Life of Season in Second Life. This press release contains official special events and mega event dates for 2015.

Please spread the word!

RFL2015-OFFICIAL LOGO

RFL2015-OFFICIAL LOGO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JANUARY 21, 2015

OFFICIAL 2015 RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE EVENT DATES

Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society, is pleased to announce event dates for the upcoming 2015 season! 2015 marks the 11th season of Relay For Life of Second Life and this year’s theme is “The Future is Now”. Below is a list of the special and mega events planned for 2015 in support of Relay For Life of Second Life:

2015 RFL OF SL SPECIAL EVENTS:

Kick-Off Celebration -March 7-8, 2015

Join us as we launch the 2015 Fundraising season. Much is being planned for this awesome event that opens the official season of Relay fundraising.

Paint SL Purple-Feb. 21 – March 7, 2015

SPREAD the Relay message. Get ready for the new RFL season. It’s time to re-energize the fight… We’re BACK. Let’s PAINT SL PURPLE! We will celebrate the power of purple but turning the grid into the signature color of Relay For Life as we launch a new season.  Save the date Feb 21st for the Paint SL Purple launch party! CELEBRATE RELAY!!

Halfway There Celebration Week-May 15 – 17, 2015

As we celebrate our half way there point, we will take a few days to celebrate our achievements. Stay tuned for more information about our half way there journey.

Relay Weekend-July 18-19, 2015

It’s the largest fundraising event in the virtual worlds. This is the 40+ sim event that features all of our teams, as we walk together for 24 hours around the track. Cancer never sleeps…and so for one night each year, we refuse to sleep, to show our commitment to the fight against cancer.

Wrap-Up Party-August 2015

After everyone gets some much deserved rest, we come together one last time to recognize each other for a job well done. Here, we celebrate our success for the year, hand out various awards to teams and participants, and reveal some early news about the next Relay season.

2015 RFL OF SL MEGA EVENTS:

Fantasy Faire ~ April 23 to May 3rd

Coordinator: Elizabeth Tinsley

From fae to mermaids to sci-fi – this mega shopping event features some of the best avatars and accessories designed by the most talented creators in Second Life. Get your geek on! This RFL mega event opened for the first time in 2008. For more information, visit the website at http://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com

The Sci-Fi Convention ~ February 20th to March 1st

Coordinators: Kirk Wingtips, Ariadne Fall

Returning for its 8th year, this event brings together a wide range of RPG communities and merchants to raise funds for RFL and to celebrate the creativity, innovation and spirit of community within the genre of Science Fiction. Past guest speakers have included actors, Richard Hatch, Johnathan Frakes and Peter Jurasik. Check out the website at http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com for more information.

Fashion For Life ~  March 21st to May 29th

Coordinator: Frolic Mills

Featuring everything Fashion in SL, another HUGE shopping event to fight cancer. Multiple sims and fabulous builds along with some of SLs best designers, who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! This Relay For Life mega event had its beginning in 2007 when it was called, ‘the Clothing Fair.’ Please contact Frolic Mills in Second Life for more information.

It’s SummerTime! Breedables Fair ~

Coordinator: TBA

This annual Fair, in its 3rd year, brings together the creators of the top breedables in Second Life who create a spectacular display for fans and residents! Special and limited edition creations built especially for Relay are sold during this two week event and all proceeds generated by the LE creations, are donated to ACS.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-TBA

Chair: Jessii2009 Warrhol

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the official breast cancer charity of the American Cancer Society. Join us for the fight against breast cancer! For more info visit:

http://makingstridessl.org/

The Home & Garden Expo ~ Sept 13 to Sept 26th

Coordinator: BOSL Reign Congrejo

The largest Home & Garden Event of its kind benefiting Relay For Life, this Expo features the great creators of Second Life’s Home & Garden products. The first Expo was held in the summer of 2008. Please contact Reign Congrejo in Second Life for more information.

The Xmas Expo & Breedables Fair ~ TBA

Coordinators: TBA

The holiday-themed, offseason, mega shopping event that brings the magic of the holidays to SL and to Relay is returning for its 4th year! Entertainment, raffles, auctions, the Holiday Ball and more awaits guests, young and old, to the splendor of the Xmas Expo. Come enjoy the Naughty or Nice gifts, a surprise visit from Santa, a race for the Bells Hunt, the OOAK Breedables auction, the annual Holidays of Hope Ball and much more.

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

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 mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay.  Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL.  In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For More Information:

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/special-events

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/event-day/rfl-mega-events/

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org

2015 Fashion For Life in Second Life Press Release


Fashion For Life 2015

Fashion For Life 2015 

2015 Fashion For Life event will be going ahead in Second Life and this is will be the second mega event of 2015. This annual event is in support of Relay For Life of Second Life.

2015 Fashion For Life in Second Life will take place from 10am SLT on Saturday 21st March through until 11am SLT on Sunday 29th March 2015. This year there will be 9 sims full of enchantment and breathtaking magic. There will be music, entertainers, art and talented people at the event. Come along and take part! :)

The goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and to promote awareness. Lets try and give hope to millions of people around the word battling with cancer. Back in 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life reached a new milestone by reaching the $2,500,000 milestone since 2004. I believe new records will be set during 2015 and the future is now! :)

See the full press release below and spread the word about this year’s Fashion For Life in Second Life event for 2015.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015

DATES: MARCH 21 TO MARCH 29, 2015

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 IN SUPPORT OF RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 opens for one week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events – the magnitude of which we guarantee you have never before experienced – beginning Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. SLT and ending on March 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. SLT with a colossal closing party!  Our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE, the world’s (and SL’s) largest non-profit event which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe battling the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.

For one week we will come together, celebrate life, honor memories, have a lot of fun, and make a difference.  Your jaw will literally drop when you behold architecture inspired by “Seven Fashion Capitals of the World” on NINE Sims designed and built by immensely talented and distinguished SL craftsmen – filled to capacity with art, beauty, color, music, entertainers that will permeate your senses with the captivating enchantment and breathtaking magic that is FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

The following persons have graciously agreed to be sponsors and/or builders for the 2015 Fashion For Life Event Sims:

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 CAPITALS, BUILDERS & SPONSORS:

TOKYO: Builder, Ryo Ixxel | SPONSORED BY: Takuya Jinn – GABRIEL

LONDON: Builder, Rebeca Bashly | SPONSORED BY: rika Oyen – Argrace

PARIS: Builder, Kaya Angel | SPONSORED BY: Belle Roussel – Chop Zuey

NEW YORK CITY: Builder, Frank Dexter | SPONSORED BY: Zzoie Zee – Zanze

BERLIN: Builder, Setsuna Infinity | SPONSORED BY: Azlyn Vaher – Yasum Designs

MILAN: Builder, MaximilianIII Massenberg | SPONSORED BY: Sage Pexie – Sage

LOS ANGELES: Builder, Regi Yifu | SPONSORED BY: Hunterminta – Zaodyeck Magazine

CENTRAL PARK: Builder, Spankmy Boucher | SPONSORED BY: Marcus Lefevre – MISS SL ORGANIZATION (BOTH SIMS)

One day cancer will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.  Be a part of making that dream a reality.

Please contact Frolic Mills, 2015 Fashion For Life Coordinator, if you would like to become a merchant or sponsor for this special event!

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) 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 raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.

In 2014, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,500,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

LET’S RELAY!!!

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Snapshots from previous Fashion For Life events
Fashion for Life 2011

Fashion for Life 2011

InWorldz Fashion Fair Stage 2012

InWorldz Fashion Fair Stage 2012

Fashion for Life sims 2013

Fashion for Life sims 2013

Fashion For Life 2014

Fashion For Life 2014

Press Release: 2015 Sci Fi Convention in Second Life


SL Sci Fi Convention 2015

Just received confirmation via Press Release today that the 8th annual Sci Fi Convention in Second Life will be happening on 20th February through until 1st March 2015. This is the very first mega event of 2015 and it’s in support of Relay For Life of Second Life. Yay! :)

There will be 10 days of great activities, live music events, presentations and much more. There will be over 100 exhibitors from across Second Life at the 2015 Sci Fi Convention.  It’s going to be the best yet and hopefully you will be able to attend this incredible event.

Spread the word about the 2015 Sci Fi Convention happening in Second Life during February 2015. Let’s continue to fundraise for cancer awareness and research! :)

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JANUARY 11, 2015

THE 2015 SL SCI-FI CONVENTION IN SUPPORT OF RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE

DATES: FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 1, 2015

WEBSITE: http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com/

The 2015 SL Sci-Fi Con blasts off on February 20th through March 1st, 2015. This annual event, is in support of Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society.

Enjoy a Science Fiction Resort fantasy like you can only find in SL, our eighth convention since 2009 we’ll chase away the Winter Blahs in Sci-Fi Paradise! Over 100 exhibitors from across the Grid and Galaxy, 10 days of activities and adventures, with Live Music Events, Theatrical Presentations, Parties and so much more!

Join in the Scavenger Hunt, visit the Amusement Park, see the sights & shops, and explore the six sim estate including orbital Space Experience.  Help us celebrate the launch of the 2015 RFL Season, The Future is Now!

Registration is currently open and you can choose from a variety of booths and packages.  Registration information can be found at the following link: http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com/booth-information/

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) 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 raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.

In 2014, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,500,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For more information and updates:

http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com/

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

 

 

4th annual SL Christmas Expo 2014 officially opens


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATES:  DECEMBER 4 TO 15, 2014

WEBSITE:  http://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/

The 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair will open on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 and will end on Monday, December 15, 2014. This annual holiday event is in support of Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society.

This year’s event is in the style of a Germanic Holiday Winter Village and spans eight sims! Visitors and guests will be able to shop for holiday gifts from over 100 Second Life creators and designers, take photographs with Santa, participate in Naughty Or Nice, and Hunt for the Bells! In addition to the mentioned events, 12 fun and packed full days of entertainment awaits!

The 2014 Winter Beedables Fair will feature a special One of a Kind Breedables Auction and Limited Edition Breedables for sale and in support of Relay For Life of Second Life!

At both the 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair, one can attend many events:

Best of Second Life (BOSL) Magazine Cover Live Auction – this special live auction will take place on December 6, 2014 at 1pm slt. You will have a chance to bid and win a chance to have yourself or brand on the cover of Best of Second Life’s March 2015 magazine cover! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Best of Second Life (BOSL) Miss Virtual World Gowns Raffles – these special raffles will feature the one of a kind gowns, which are worn by the current Miss Virtual World contestants. Raffle winners will be announced on December 15, 2014. 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

2014 Holiday of Hope Ball – this annual ball, which is presented by T1 Radio, The Ball will be held Saturday Dec 13 from 4 – 8pm SLT,  at the “Nutcracker’s Palace” above the Expo. We plan to offer 2 special raffle baskets to all Expo and Ball attendees, for which tickets can be purchased.  100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Hunt for the Bells – at this special hunt, you will be able to hunt for bells, which contain a variety of items from some of your favorite Second Life creators and designers! Each item will be for the low cost of 10 LINDENS!! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Silent Auctions & Raffles – many items and even special Christmas ornaments are up for auction and raffle in these events! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Live Performers, Tribute Bands, and DJs – what is an expo and fair without music? 12 days of live performances, tribute bands, and djs awaits you!!

Naughty Or Nice –  In order to participate, teleport to the shops below and find the Naughty or Nice Giver (hint green Christmas Present box), touch the box and you will either receive a nice gift or a naughty gift! You can check back to see if you have been naughty or nice and to get a gift. All gifts in the Naughty or Nice boxes are 100% FREE!

One Of a Kind (OOAK)Breedables Auction – Bid on one of a kind breedables from some of your favorite breedable brands. 100% proceeds of this auction goes to relay For Life of Second Life.

And of course Santa and his elves will make an appearance throughout the Expo and Fair!

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) 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 raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.

In 2014, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,500,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For more information and updates:

http://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org