Surf for a Cure–2010 (A Success)

The Riders for a Cure – Surf for a Cure Marathon was held yesterday, 7/10/10. The event was deemed successful as the riders met their goal – raise more linden than in 2009! Lissa Pinion put this event together and really brought a lot of people out to surf the waves of SL – 7 sims were visited, or maybe the better word is ‘invaded’ in nearly 13 hours. The Surfers raised linden for Relay for Life in Second Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Sebastian Saramago of SSi designed a special board to be sold to benefit RFL of SL too… all in all, the event raised $82,754L!!!

Tremendous words of thanks go to all that took part, shredding the waves from 9am to 10pm – the sim owners, the surfers, the supporters! Thank you to Sebastian for creating a limited release board with 100% of sales going to the RFL of SL campaign. HUGE HUGE thank you to Lissa for putting this together and sharing her sentiments and thanks all day long, encouraging others to get out and help raise funds.

The RFL of SL team that I am on, Eternal Beacon, is thrilled to have helped and sponsored this team of surfers through their incredible day of fun, laughs, surf and togetherness. It is events like this that bring a community together… 🙂

This photo is from Sebastian Saramago’s flickr. My own photos never show Sebastian from the front, and he managed to get most of us facing the camera (an amazing feat). Pictured in the photo are from top clockwise: Max, Nash, Sunshine, Cloudy, Bobbi, Syx, Thalia, Sebastian, Luscious, Surf, Colleen, Lissa, Emma and Bandit. This photo was taken during the last hour of the day at Mori Pwani…

Thank you all again!!!


Surf for a Cure – Surf Marathon (an RFL of SL Fundraising Event)

This is a busy weekend for Relay for Life in Second Life events with most all teams trying to pull together their final fund-raisers prior to the big finale on July 17/18 – THE RELAY! 

I want to tell you about a fun active event taking place tomorrow (Saturday, July 10th) that I am supporting…Riders for a Cure will be sponsoring a “Surf-a-Thon” event…from 9am SLT until 10pm SLT, surfers will carry the ‘torch’ from surf venue to surf venue to raise linden for Relay for Life in Second Life. 

  • Sol Mananero day \o/          9am to 11am
  • SLSA Sim                                    11am to 1pm
  • Tai                                                   1pm to 3pm
  • Tsunami Beach                          3pm to 5pm
  • WOI                                                5pm to 7pm
  • Tuli Bahari                                   7pm to 9pm
  • Mori Pwani                                  9pm to 10pm

We do hope that everyone will make it onto the waves at one or more locations to surf and donate!  RFL Kiosks will be set up to collect the funds and there will be loaner boards…AND a special edition RFL board donated by SSI will be available for sale too!  Any questions can be presented to Lissa Pinion or hit me up as well!  

Hope to see you on the waves!