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
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”.
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:8242 & T1Radio.com.
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.
A new press release was sent out this week about next month’s 2017 Relay Weekend in Second Life. This year Relay Weekend is scheduled for Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th July 2017. The theme for the 2017 RFL of SL season is Passport to Hope.
One way to get involved is to become a sponsor of Relay Weekend. There are many different levels of sponsorships available — both in-world and non-virtual real world opportunities — and all designed to benefit not only Relay For Life of Second Life but for you as the sponsor as well.. Check out relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/get-involved/sponsorship/ for details and be a part of this fun event that attracts thousands.
Our bags are packed and our passports are ready for Relay Weekend. Won’t you come along with us?
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 13 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 ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!
About the American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.