Friday, July 17, 2015

332. LOTD

331. Relay for Life Weekend - July 18th - July 19th 2015

What is “Relay Weekend” in 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 11 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. Five years later, in 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000.  The 1 MILLIONTH US dollar was raised in 2011 when more than 2000 volunteers raised over $375,000.  In 2012 we passed the 1.5 million dollar mark. In 2014, we passed the 2 million US dollar mark and we are approaching the 2.5 million dollar mark quickly.
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.

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As you walk the track you’ll notice luminaria 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 luminaria 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 2014 Luminaria color and linden levels.  Feel free to type in any amount you wish to donate.

50 – 999 – Green
1000 – 2499 – Orange
2500 – 4999 – Blue
5000 – 7499 – Yellow
7500 – 9999 – Pink
10000 or more – Purple + fireworks


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.  Here is a list of this year’s themes and we hope you enjoy getting those outfits ready!

Saturday, July 18, 2015
10:00 AM   Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM    Survivor/Caregiver – CELEBRATE
12:30 PM    Teams Lap
2:00 PM      Crazy Hats & Hair
3:00 PM      Movies & Musicals
4:00 PM      Holiday Road
5:00 PM      Hawaiian Beach Party
6:00 PM      Space Cadets Fight Cancer Too
7:00 PM      Health Matters
8:00 PM      Purple Power
9:00 PM      Luminaria Ceremony – REMEMBER
10:00 PM    Meet & Make A New Friend
11:00 PM    Your Relay Heritage
MIDNIGHT  The Random Hour

Sunday, July 19, 2015
1:00 AM      Get Active – Sports !
2:00 AM      The 60’s
3:00 AM      Hoppy Ball Bounce
4:00 AM      Relay Around The World
5:00 AM      Heroes – Every Day & Super
6:00 AM      FIGHT BACK
7:00 AM      Happy More Birthdays
8:00 AM      Coffee, Tea, or Relay
9:00 AM      Formal Hour
10:00 AM    Closing Ceremonies
11:00 AM    Victory Lap!  – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee.  Celebrate YOUR Relay.  Take THAT, Cancer!
12:30 PM    RAFFLE Draw!
1:00 PM     SILENT AUCTION Closes!
2:00 PM     Enjoy Walking the Track and Visiting the Builds


There are four entrances to the Ceremonies Stage.  If one is full, try another!
Please use RFL Activities 1 & 2  entrance ONLY if the other two entrances are full, so that we can be able to keep tp’ing speakers in if they crash

JULY 18TH 2015:   
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 solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened 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 19TH 2015:
FIGHT BACK -6am-  Pick up your Fight Back Kits and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Information Stations along the track,  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 Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.


As you land on the Event Day sims this year, you will see a Welcome Center where you will find valuable information to make your experience at Relay For Life of Second Life more enjoyable. Please take some time to look around the Welcome Centre.

Here’s some of the activities you can expect to see at Relay weekend this year, on the 4 Activity Regions and the Water Region.

Torch Of Hope
Raffle For Relay
Silent Auction
Art Show and Sale
Live Music
DJs Music and Dancing
Stand Up Comedy
Tribute Bands
Snail Races
The Body Is A Fortress Hunt
4 (sim) Corner Ceremonies Stage
Teams Vendor Markets
Sailing For Relay

Around the track you’ll see a constant amazing display of some of SL’s greatest talent.. the Relay For Life Team campsites.  Our Relay teams 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 to receive guests at their site.

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.

Participate in our Relay weekend hunt – The Body Is A Fortress.  Embark on an adventure to learn the Soldiers Protecting our bodies, we truly are a Fortress when we treat ourselves well.

Each Designer Sim will have 1 Hero to meet and learn about, finding them amongst the designs will be fun and exciting. Start at any RFL Info Station,located along the track, where we set the stage for your Epic Adventure.

Stop by the Relay For Life Museum and catch up on 11 years with of RFL of SL history.  The pictures and items in the Museum go all the way back to 2005!

Be sure to holler out as you walk down Meida Row!  Just like the red carpet premiere, our Media Partners will be lining the Media Sim on both sides, broadcasting and having a great time.  Our 2015 Media Partners – T1Radio – Official Broadcaster for RFL, Dragon Spawn Radio, Freak Brothers Radio, Krypton Radio, Radio Mosaic, SL Aviation Network, SL Live Radio, The Whip Radio, XTC Radio.

Don’t forget to visit the Torch Of Hope located in activity sim 1.  The Torch Of Hope was introduced in 2015 to the Relay For Life of Second Life and will continue on with each relay season.  Symbolizing the fire and passion burning within each relayer, it is fueled by the love we have for the ones who lost their battle with cancer, by the ones who fight on every day against it, by all survivors who count the days of victory, and by those who stand with all of them as caregivers who share their fears and tears.

Activity Region Landmarks

RFL Activity 1
Raffle & Auctions – Team and Relay Event:

RFL Activity 2

RFL Activity 3
Gotcha & Random Riot  – Team and Relay Event:

RFL Activity 4
Entertainers Stage  –  Stand Up Comedy, Tribute Bands, etc:

Relay Track

!!Stop in for a Visit to these Special Locations!!

T1 Radio – Official Broadcaster / RFL of SL 2015 Broadcasting Studio –
Broadcasting Relay For Life over the Relay Sims, the SL Grid, and beyond since 2006

T1’s broadcasts can be found on TuneIn Radio app for any connected device at:
In Second Life listeners can tune the T in at  .

Survivors/Caregivers Region –
A beautifully designed region celebrating our Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

RFL Mega Events have grown to be some of the most amazing events in Second Life. They are attended by thousands of guests and shoppers, SL residents and fans who expect and receive the best show(s) of the year. These events add a big push to the fundraising campaigns of the American Cancer Society in Second Life and those supporters/volunteers are such a valuable part of the Relay and that punch against cancer.  Each has a special area along our Relay track, stop by for information on each Mega event and check out the beautiful builds.

Fashion For Life

Fantasy Faire

The Xmas Expo & Breedables Fair

The Home & Garden Expo

Sci Fi Convention

Team CampsitesSim Location
196 team one fightLIFE
Addrox Fights For A CureSPIRIT
Aether Chrononauts Tiny StepsKNOWLEDGE
Aliens Love Ta-Ta’s TooJOURNEY
Alpha Sigma Omega SororityHEALING
Bobbi SueCURE
Bonanza Country RFL TEAMCARE
Cherubs for a CureHEAlLING
Circle of LifeHEALING
country rebels of slSTRIDES
Cure ChasersHOPE
Doctor Who Fans of SLOVERCOME
Doctor Who RadioREMISSION
Dreamin’ in PurpleHERO
E&S BreedablesCARE
Eta Sigma Delta Flawless Sapphires #111FIGHT BACK
Faeries of Hope and the CureREMEMBER
Feed Your Sout, Find A CureCOURAGE
Fire & Ice RacersCOURAGE
Fly for LifeRELAY
Foundation For LifeHEALING
Friends Fighting Cancer RFL TeamSCREENING
Giant snail relayCARE
Goreans in Relay for LifeLIFE
Hands, Hearts, & HopeSUPPORT
Harmony of HopeCOURAGE
Hearts & SoulsSCREENING
Holy WalkamoliesSCREENING
Hoot for a CureHOPE
Hope Haven HeroesHERO
house of fallen angelsFIGHT BACK
House of GigglefordKNOWLEDGE
Inspired DreamwalkersJOURNEY
Knights of AvalonSTRENGTH
L Artist Group – Dancing For LifeOVERCOME
Lanterns For Life 2015JOURNEY
Light, Life and LoveFIGHT BACK
Little YoshiwaraFIGHT BACK
Love Life RelaySUPPORT
LV Silver ScreenersIMAGINE
Meli’s ManiacsIMAGINE
Mieville Steam punksSPIRIT
Mountain Cave Club TeamOVERCOME
Ocean Pointe for lifeREMISSION
Phoenix Wave Team MentorsFIGHT BACK
Purple TearsHOPE
Quest for a CureSCREENING
Rainbow NutsSUPPORT
Relay PrankstersLIFE
Relay RavensSUPPORT
Relay RockersSCREENING
Relay Wizards for SpUnKyJOURNEY
RFL Butterfly StrongRELAY
Ryukyu Torch WarriorsCARE
Second Life Cheerlweading SquadOVERCOME
Second Life Coast GuardIMAGINE
Seventh Legion MCSPIRIT
Spirit WalkersREMEMBER
Spirit Wolfs WalkersHOPE
Starlettes Take a StandCOURAGE
Steelhead SalmonsSTRENGTH
Team CaledonCURE
Team Live WireREMEMBER
Team One FightHERO
Team Sci-Fi!HOPE
Team strange journeysLIFE
Too Tough To DieOVERCOME
Touched By AngelsRELAY
Tribute City RelayersSTRIDES
TwoMoonParadise DreamersRELAY
United Federation StarfleetHEALING
Unmasking A CureHERO
Village of RorusLIFE
Walking Tall For A CureSTRENGTH
Willow Springs RFL’ersSTRIDES

Designer AreasSIM LOCATION
Alia BaroqueADVOCACY
Eclair MartinekCELEBRATE
Jalynne OhmaiEMBRACE
Beq JanusGIVE
Xavian StarsiderINSPIRE
Jaraziah LowellMANAGE
Luna BarakPLEDGE
Lemondrop SerendipityRESEARCH
Julia ZhangsunSURVIVOR