Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Press Release: Relay for Life Weekend July 18-19

Thousands of Avatars to Participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Second Life on July 18-19 on the RFL Regions.

WHAT: Thousands of cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and teams of walkers from Second Life communities, busineses, media outlets, and more will come together for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Second Life.

WHEN: July 18-19, 10 AM - 10 AM SL time
Opening Ceremony and a celebratory cancer survivors hour will happen at 10AM SL time on July 18.

A touching Luminaria Ceremony, where candles are lit in honor and memory of locals who have battled cancer, will happen at 10PM SL time on July 18.

WHERE: Relay For Life regions,



The Relay For Life movement united communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay for Life events are typically community events where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. But in Second Life, we get to do it all within the virtual platform in the 17th largest Relay For Life event in the world. Each Relay team has at least one participant on the track at all times and raises funds for the American Cancer Society in the months leading up to the event.

Beginin July 11 through July 19, the Activity Regions will be open to the Second Life community. Join our Relay community for this week-long celebration. You can expect to see numerous events from live musicians, a comedian, fun games, and people celebrating in an already electrifying atmosphere.

"The campsites are built, and the atmosphere is so contagious. Join us as we bond as one team with the one common goal in fighting cancer, said Random Darrow, 2005 Relay For Life of Second Life Event Lead, "I am very proud of our Relay community. Seasoned Relayers embraced new teams and Relayers. We had a record number of new teams this year, a sign that Relay For Life in Second Life is growing!"

Since Relay For Life started in Second Life, volunteers in the virtual world have raised more than $2.6 million and hope to reach $250,000 USD for the 2015 season. Funds raised in Second Life are routed directly to the American Cancer Society through official fundraising kiosks and vendors. The money raised through this event helps the American Cancer Society to fund life-saving cancer research and to continue to be the globalleader in the fight against cancer through education and prevention initiatives.

The Relay For Life of Second Life is one of the most diverse annual events of any kins on the grid where hundreds of teams representing many communities in Second Life come together, united in their shared goal to end cancer. The event also provides an opportunity for some of the grid's most talented designers to showcase their talents on team campsites and interactive region-wide builds.

The event is open to the publice during the full 24 hours between 10AM-10AM SL time on July 18-19. "We invite everyone in Second Life, reguardless if you're a current Relayer or not. Walk the track with us, visit the campsites and builds, shop, make donations, and listen to the stream," says Stingray Raymaker, Director of RFL Online Revenye for the American Cancer Society, "There's something for everyone at the Relay For Life of Second Life, and if you want to fight cancer, this is the best way to do it!"

The Premier Sponsors of the 2015 Relay For Life of Second Life are:
Gemstone Breedables
Sol Existance
Metal Health Club and Mall
Club Zydeco

From 10AM SL time on July 18 through 10AM July 19, you can listen to the event at T1radio.com. T1 Radio is the official broadcoast stream of Relay For Life of Second Life.

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