SEASONS OF HOPE! Event Day – July 16th & 17th, 2011
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 6 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. In 2009 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $250,000.00 US dollars and was attended by thousands of avatars. In 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000. We ran right past the $1,000,000 mark during our 2011 campaign!
Relay Weekend is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals 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.
For more information about RFL in SL please visit the American Cancer Society Region anytime.. day or night all year long.
Following is a summary of the activities and events you’ll find at Relay For Life Weekend 2011. We’re so excited to fill you in on the new and returning fun things to do this year.
First, let’s talk about the luminaries. As you walk the track you’ll notice luminaries line the sides. These are your opportunities to pay tribute to a lost loved one.. or to thank a person who inspires and encourages you. Donating lindens to a luminary gives you the chance to mention a special someone in hover text over the bag and will light and change color based on the linden amount paid to it. Following is a list of the 2011 Luminary color and linden levels.
100 – 2499L – Blue
2500 – 4999L – Green
5000 – 7499L – Pink
7500 – 9999L – Orange
10000L or more – Purple + Fireworks
Next , we’ll take a look at the Themed Laps and the five special ceremonies.
————-THE RELAY TRACK———-
The themes are brought to the track to be fun and entertaining, not required, but it’s always fun to see all the variety on the track.
Around the track you’ll see a constant amazing display of some of SL’s greatest talent.. the 2011 Relay For Life Teams campsites. They have all come together to each build their own display at the side of the track and welcome you to stop in and visit. They’ve worked hard all season and are thrilled that you’re here.
Also alongside the track are fabulous builds constructed for our enjoyment by some of SL’s top builders. It is with honor we thank the following builders for the generous donation of their talent and precious time for us all to enjoy. Also listed is the name of the region that you can view their contribution to this year’s Relay For Life track.
Tanya Wakaonna – Dedication
Golda Stein – Advocacy
Annabelle Babii – Treatment, Unity, Wish, Volunteer Activity Regions
Dizz Darkstone, Juliathe Pirate Buccaneer, Bitterleaf Menges – Contemplation
JonyBlade Codesmith, Felixx Shepherd, Webby Merlin – Reflection
Tari Landar – Imagine
Rip Wirefly – Strength/Strides
Mayah Parx – Screening
Kayle Matzerath – Survive
Jesta Weirman – Enlightment/Family
Jara Lowell – Courage
Alia Baroque – Spirit
Bjorn Collins – Remember
Atzel Congrejo – Celebrate/Comfort
Grace Loudon – Give/Healing
Bijoux Lefavre – Preserve/Overcome
Eclair Martinek – Hero
Bryn Oh – Life/Knowledge
Eliz Watanabe – Manage
Charles Gide – Fight Back
Piedras Chama – Courage
Photon Pink – Pledge
Tiggs Beaumont – Awareness/Care
—————- THE CEREMONIES—————–
JULY 16TH 2011:
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 solumn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened for 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.
JULY 17TH 2011:
FIGHT BACK -6am- Pick up your specially made RFL HOPE Cape and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Stations, 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 Secondlife team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.
A FULL VERSION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE WITH ALL OF THE EXTRA INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE INWORLD, YOU CAN JUST CONTACT A REPRESENTATIVE OF RELAY FOR LIFE IN SECOND LIFE.