10 Days Of Relay Communities Raise Over 50k


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. 

Communities Raised…

  • 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.  

RFL of SL 2020: It’s Time For Relay Weekend


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Relay Weekend Regions 2020

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.

RFL of SL 2019: Relay Weekend


It’s Relay Weekend! 🙂

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!.

Are you ready for RELAY WEEKEND?

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!

Event Schedule

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.

CEREMONY STAGE :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Unity/164/45/23

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

Region Crossing Point

Relay Weekend Regions Map

Relay Weekend regions map – 8th June 2019

Theme Hour Schedule

  • 10 AM ~ Opening Ceremonies
  • 11 AM ~ Survivor/Caregiver Lap
  • NOON – 12:30 ~ Survivor/Caregiver Lap
  • 12.30pm – 1 PM ~ Teams Lap
  • 1PM ~ Teams Lap
  • 2PM ~ Purple
  • 3PM ~ Halloween
  • 4PM ~ All Aboard Uniforms (Conductor, Pilot, Flight attendant. Ship Captain. etc)
  • 5PM ~ All Aboard – 15th Anniversary Lap – Wear any RFL Shirt from years past.. Several are available in the “Stuff Box’ in the Info Stations!
  • 6PM ~ Animal Avatars/Prehistoric/Dinosaurs
  • 7PM ~ Walk your pet/shoulder pets
  • 8PM ~ Formal Wear
  • 9PM ~ Luminaria Ceremony
  • 10 PM ~ Fantasy/Magical
  • 11 PM ~ Game of Thrones
  • MIDNIGHT ~ Midnight Masquerade
  • 1 AM ~ Wear the Rainbow
  • 2 AM ~ Demos!
  • 3 AM ~ Girl/Boy next door (Library outfit)
  • 4 AM ~ Beachwear
  • 5 AM ~ Crazy Hats!
  • 6 AM ~ Fight Back Lap
  • 7 AM ~ PJ Party!
  • 8 AM ~ Mother Earth
  • 9 AM ~ Black and White
  • 10 AM ~ CLOSING CEREMONIES
  • 11 AM ~ VICTORY LAP ~ Dancing in the Streets

The dock

The musuem

Fire area

Useful Links

Press Release: Bid The Lindens Bald 2019


Check out this new press release for the upcoming bid the Lindens bald challenge starting from 15th to 22nd May 2019. Apparently five set of Lindens have accepted this challenge already and will be challenging each other to see who can raise the most funds.

The teams that raise the most will keep their hair and the teams that raises the least loses their hair. This sounds like a brilliant fundraiser event which will help American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Check out the full press release with more details below.

For Immediate Release

Nuala Maracas
Captain, 2019 Relay Rockers
nuala@t1radio.com

RE: BID THE LINDENS BALD 2019

Bid The Lindens Bald 2019
A Bid Me Bald Challenge – May 15th to May 22nd

Once again Linden Labs is teaming up with the Relay Rockers to support the Relay For Life of Second Life and putting their hair on the line’ to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead The Fight For a World Without Cancer.

Five teams of Lindens have accepted the challenge to see who can raise the most donations and win the right to shave the heads of the members of the team with the lowest kiosk total.   The team that is ‘Bid Bald’ will be without hair for 30 days!

The participating Linden Teams are:

CUSTOMER ACCOUNT OPERATIONS: Dakota Linden, Theresa Linden and Vanessa Linden

CONCIERGE SUPPORT: Dottie Linden, Evie Linden, Rocko Linden, TJ Linden, Vix Linden, Volo Linden and Wendi Linden

LAND OPERATIONS: Constantine Linden, Izzy Linden, Kona Linden and Madori Linden

TIER 1 SUPPORT: Acan Linden, Cantara Linden, Ellie Linden, Ginger Linden and Jet Linden

SUPPORT MANAGEMENT: Ami Linden, Derrick Linden, Kristin Linden and Maggie Linden

The five Linden teams will have kiosks placed on the RelayStock2019 region beginning May 15th.  For the next week residents can vote to help their favorite Linden(s) KEEP THEIR HAIR while bidding the team with the LEAST in their Kiosk Bald for One Month! Don’t miss the party on May 22nd, featuring the debut of the Tiny Maniacs ‘On Our Own’! (No Keeba!??! OMG!)

Be sure to stop by and donate to the special kiosks and don’t forget to visit RelayStock 2019… the 6th annual gathering of the Relay tribes for 3 days of Peace Love and Hope.  The multi-team event, sponsored by X-City Games, is a RFL of SL tradition and will feature live performances by Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs and Todd Rumsford and the Finals of the Celebrate Remember Fight Back Top DJ Competition!

Linden Labs and the Rockers first joined forces in 2017 when the event raised over L$2.25 million in support of Relay For Life.  Since then Bid The Lindens Bald has raised more than L$3.5 million.

*Bid Me Bald recognizes, with honor and respect, those for whom the choice was made, not by themselves, but by Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.  We have the choice and we choose to sacrifice our hair to honor these Survivors and to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for a World Without Cancer*

For More information contact:

Trader1 Whiplash
Bid Me Bald Coordinator
Trader@t1radio.com

Please spread the word and blog about this event.

Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 Season Starts


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Starting at 10am SLT today marks the start of the brand new 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The event will be held at the Eternal Hope region and the theme for this season is “All Aboard For A Cure”. It’s going to be a great season I think and I’ll look forward to attending the annual RFL of SL events. I’m sure new records will be set this year and even more donations will be made to the American Cancer Society.

RFL Of SL Kick Off Regions

RFL of SL 2019 season starts today

Important Opening Ceremony Info

The “Kickoff Ceremony” will be preceded by a tailgate party with music and interactive experiences for attendees. The ceremony will highlight how the Second Life community benefits from the funds raised inworld and what exciting opportunities await the 2019 season. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life Season which will begin on Saturday, February 16th and culminate on Relay Weekend, June 8th and 9th. New this year will be the 5 Days of Relay, June 3rd through June 7th, as Relay Goes MC.

On Saturday, attendees are also invited to attend the after party and are encouraged to explore the regions and participate in our interactive experiences. Entertainment will be provided by DJ’s from various Relay For Life Teams before closing at 8:00pm SLT.

The regions will also be open on Sunday, February 17th from 12:00pm SLT until 6:00pm SLT.

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RFL of SL 2019 Useful Links

Sneak preview 3

Registration Opens For The 2019 Relay For Life Of Second Life Season


On Sunday 20th January 2019 the registration officially opened for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The 2019 season will last for 16 weeks and it’s going to be very different compared with previous years. Firstly the Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 season will now kick off at 10am SLT on Saturday 16th February 2019. The annual RFL of SL Relay Weekend will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

This is a great opportunity to register a team and participate in the annual Relay for Life season in Second Life. I’m looking forward to attending the early RFL season and blogging/capturing the scenes this year.

See below for a special message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller.

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A message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller...

Registration for the 2019 Relay Season begins on January 20th at www.relayforlife.org/secondlife.

The 2019 National Recruitment Challenge runs from January 20th through February 3rd, we will join with Relay For Life teams around the globe in getting our teams registered.

Our Relay For Life in Second Life is among the top events in the world, with more participants from various countries and more donations made per event.

The Challenge is for each Relayer to bring one other person to Relay along with them!

Let’s show how Relay For Life of Second Life makes things happen. Register your team, then have each team member register their dashboard. THEN EACH ONE BRINGS ONE!

While forming and registering a team is lots of fun and very rewarding, there are many ways to Relay.  These are just a few ideas to help guide your conversations.

*Register a team.

*Support Relay For Life by attending events.

*Merchants and Creators can place vendors or kiosk in their shops.

*Club owners can place a kiosk in their club, just that simple!

*Live Singers and DJs can donate their services at Relay For Life events.

*Business owners can display information in their shops.

*Clubs can donate Ad Board space to Relay For Life.

*Post notices about Relay For Life events in YOUR groups.

*Gift Cards, and creations can be donated to Relay For Life, either to teams or for our Relay auctions and raffles.

*Educate  yourself about the American Cancer Society mission, and share that with others in your groups or club.

*Sponsorship is another way to help. Contact Ariel Stormcrow or Dianna Wycliffe for more information.

*Donating your land or venue for a Relay For Life event.

Each person can participate in a way that is meaningful and relevant to themselves. We are only limited by our imaginations!

Won’t you get on board with us, and help lead the way to a world without cancer?

Stay updated on the latest Relay for Life of Second Life news here.

New Changed Dates For Relay For Life Of Second Life 2019 Season


After some brainstorming sessions and discussions it’s been officially decided by the Relay For Life of Second Life organisers that Relay Weekend will be moved a month earlier going forward.

The 2019 season will last for 16 weeks and it will be very different compared with previous years. The Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 season will now kick off at 10am SLT on Saturday 16th February 2019 and the annual Relay Weekend will be on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

This is the first time in Relay For Life of Second Life history that the event will be held in June instead of July. The economic metrics say that having the relay season earlier means more residents will be active and will be logged in.

Both Relay Weekend and the Second Life birthday will now take place in June which means it’s going to be a rather busy month.

  • Stay updated on the latest news here 

2018 Relay Weekend Starts Next Week In Second Life


 

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

  • Avatars: 996
  • 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”.

For more information, see here. 

2018 RFL of SL Kick Off Weekend Schedule


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:8242T1Radio.com.

Save the dates for the RFL of SL 2018 Season

1 day to GO! 

Registration Opens For The 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire


Registration is now open for the 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire which takes place from 1st to 10th December 2017. The event is held in support of the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of Second Life.

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.

Useful Links