.. Relay For Life of Second Life – July 19-20, 2014 ..

 

 

 

Sharing the press release for the upcoming event.. it is nearly here!

 

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Get ready for Relay Weekend!
Celebrating 10 years of raising funds for cancer research

(July 13, 2014) In less than two weeks, thousands of Second Life Residents from all across the real globe will join together on July 19 and 20 for the 10th Relay Weekend of Relay For Life of Second Life and celebrate .

“It’s incredible to see how this Relay has grown over the last 10 years,” said Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff partner. “That first year, 2005, there were 315 Avatars walking the track to bring attention to the importance of cancer research. This year more than 3,000 will take to the track. Come on out and see what has become the largest fundraiser in SL and other virtual worlds.”

Relay Weekend will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19 and will feature 24 hours of themed laps, activities and entertainment. The weekend will wrap up with a massive party at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday, July 20.

If you can’t be at the Relay sims, tune in to T1 Radio, at T1radio.com, which will be airing the festivities through Relay Weekend. In addition Aview TV will host a 24-hour telethon during Relay Weekend. The broadcast can be seen at http://www.livestream.com/virtualrfl. A new feature this year will also see Krypton Radio, the Gorean Whip, Best of SL Magazine and SL Live Radio joining as media partners for Relay Weekend.

“We have had an amazing season,” said 2014 RFL of SL Chair Nikki Mathieson. “Our volunteers and supporters have worked hard for four months, proudly carrying our Relay mission forward in the continuation of an astounding journey! I am so excited to open Relay weekend with a fun ceremony and the always inspiring Survivor Caregiver Honor Lap. That celebratory lap kicks off a full 24 hours of Second Life residents Celebrating, Remembering, and Fighting Back. Relay For Life of Second Life has made such an important impact, in Second Life, in 1st Life, across the globe! We are proof that a determined group of people, can join together and do amazing things. We ARE making a difference! Congratulations to each and every person who was involved in this year’s relay and a heartfelt THANK YOU!”

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 March through mid-July. In July, teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay. Over the last nine years, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised more than $2 million for cancer research and is the largest charity event in the virtual worlds. Several thousand volunteers from more than 80 countries participate each year, truly making it a global event.

The Relay For Life of Second Life wiki details the history of Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.

There are many ways to get involved in Relay For Life of Second Life and another way to show your support is through sponsorship. Relay For Life of Second Life is proud to have the following as premier sponsors: RGF Estates, Roses & Thorns Skins Inc., Wild Kajaera, Sol Existence and United Realms of the Archipelago. Other sponsorships are available; please contact the PR/Outreach Division more details.

Another way to get involved is through rezzing Relay For Life event boards and kiosks at your establishment or land. Contact Serina Juran for details.

Keep up with the news on Relay For Life of Second Life through it’s website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr pages:

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL

http://facebook.com/rflofsl

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/relayforlife-sl

 

 

 

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.. the art of Relay ..

2014 RFL of SL Silent Art Auction

 

 

The 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life Design/Events Division is proud to present a Silent Art Auction to benefit Relay For Life of Second Life. The Auction will feature the work from 20+ wonderful photographers/artists of Second Life and will be held on the Activities Regions during the 2014 Relay For Life event.

The Auction will open to the public on July 19th when the RFL of SL regions open. The Auction will close at 1pm SLT on Sunday, July 20th at which time the winning bidders will be determined based upon the highest bid.  100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life benefiting the American Cancer Society.   Landmarks will be provided closer to the event day.

This Silent Auction takes place during our 2014 Relay For Life event so there will be upwards of 3,000 avatars milling about as they take to the track to experience all the builds along the track.  In addition there will be entertainment on the Activities regions with DJs, Live Musicians, Productions, Snail Races, other Auctions and Raffles, along with Team Merchant Areas.

The SL photographers/artists that plan to participate include:

Awesome Fallen
Blue Six
Bryn Oh
Darys Laine
Domitalia Jinx
Fingol GreyHaven
Hezekiah Jouvenet
Jewell Wirefly
Journey McLaglen
Kayleigh Lavender
Lam Erin
Max Romero
Miles Cantelou
Murdock “Doc” Beningborough
Rhea Choral
Rose Arisen
Sare Ethaniel
Serei Guena
Silvermoon Fairey
Wildstar Beaumont

 

Thank you to all that are participating!!

 

*If you would like to participate and donate a piece to be auctioned for this charity event, please contact Sunshine Zhangsun before July 14th*

.. the building has begun ..

 

 

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The regions were delivered recently for the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life.  The Build/Design team – Grace Loudon Devin and Sean Devin – were immediately busy setting up the track and preparing the sims for the designers and teams that will be participating for the event.  Grace is our awesome Build Lead and the change in the region/track layout required a lot more work than last year.  She managed it like a pro and got the track laid out and everything moving forward.  We have several designers building some very creative spaces which is always fun to watch.  The RFL of SL Teams, the heart of Relay, were given access to start their campsite builds this week.  All I can say is WOW!

 

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Within 24 hours, there was an amazing amount of building completed, and in 48 hours, even more!  Fuzzball Ortega mentioned that he loved to see the build start-up because it just is so cool to see it from nothing to something amazing.  I agree!  Watching the team builders standing there and creating their space can be inspiring.  Seeing the team’s interpretation of the 2014 theme “A Journey of Promise” is really awesome.  The varied genres make it even more exciting to see.  From futuristic SciFi to the westerny steamy sub-genre of Steam Punk; continuing to the merfolk, elven circles and all of Fantasy; passing to the fun and kid friendly Family groups; crossing to the ancient in Medieval and the historical West; finding the life of Breedables; and carrying on through any number of clubs and groups of friends sharing their own visions…  all volunteers that give so much each year to Relay For Life in Second Life.  We will have 81 teams around the track this year.  We will have representation of all of the 2014 season Mega-Events that have supported RFL of SL.  We have at least 11 wonderfully talented sim designers/builders joining us. And we have 4 audio media partners plus our wonderful video telethon crew!

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The regions will be coming to life and will open to the public on July 19th.  The Opening Ceremony starts at 10am SLT and we will be on the track for the following 24 hours as we CELEBRATE our Survivors and Caregivers; REMEMBER those that are no longer with us; and pledge to FIGHT BACK in our own way against cancer.  We hope that you will walk with us… and continue to support, honor, encourage and give to an amazing event – the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life – the 10th Anniversary!

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Relay For Life of Second Life is a fund-raising event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

 

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For more information about Relay For Life of Second Life:

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SL wiki

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For more information about American Cancer Society or Relay For Life, in general:

American Cancer Society

Relay For Life

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