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.
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
Art Show and Sale
DJs Music and Dancing
Stand Up Comedy
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.
RFL Activity 1
Raffle & Auctions – Team and Relay Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Activities%201/169/203/21
RFL Activity 2
Vendors – Team and Relay Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Activities%202/75/48/21
Live Music Stage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Activities%202/71/129/21
RFL Activity 3
Gotcha & Random Riot – Team and Relay Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Activities%203/171/134/21
RFL Activity 4
Entertainers Stage – Stand Up Comedy, Tribute Bands, etc: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Activities%204/77/207/21
!!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 http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242 .
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
The Xmas Expo & Breedables Fair
The Home & Garden Expo
Sci Fi Convention
|Team Campsites||Sim Location|
|196 team one fight||LIFE|
|4mE-Vents Out||FIGHT BACK|
|Addrox Fights For A Cure||SPIRIT|
|Aether Chrononauts Tiny Steps||KNOWLEDGE|
|Aliens Love Ta-Ta’s Too||JOURNEY|
|Alpha Sigma Omega Sorority||HEALING|
|Bonanza Country RFL TEAM||CARE|
|Cherubs for a Cure||HEAlLING|
|Circle of Life||HEALING|
|Civil War RP||KNOWLEDGE|
|country rebels of sl||STRIDES|
|Doctor Who Fans of SL||OVERCOME|
|Doctor Who Radio||REMISSION|
|Dreamin’ in Purple||HERO|
|Eta Sigma Delta Flawless Sapphires #111||FIGHT BACK|
|Faeries of Hope and the Cure||REMEMBER|
|Feed Your Sout, Find A Cure||COURAGE|
|Fire & Ice Racers||COURAGE|
|Fly for Life||RELAY|
|Foundation For Life||HEALING|
|Friends Fighting Cancer RFL Team||SCREENING|
|Giant snail relay||CARE|
|Goreans in Relay for Life||LIFE|
|Hands, Hearts, & Hope||SUPPORT|
|Harmony of Hope||COURAGE|
|Hearts & Souls||SCREENING|
|Hoot for a Cure||HOPE|
|Hope Haven Heroes||HERO|
|house of fallen angels||FIGHT BACK|
|House of Giggleford||KNOWLEDGE|
|ISLAND COVE NIGHTCLUB||SPIRIT|
|Knights of Avalon||STRENGTH|
|L Artist Group – Dancing For Life||OVERCOME|
|LA DESIGNS @ THE FUTURE IS NOW||COURAGE|
|Lanterns For Life 2015||JOURNEY|
|Light, Life and Love||FIGHT BACK|
|Little Yoshiwara||FIGHT BACK|
|Love Life Relay||SUPPORT|
|LV Silver Screeners||IMAGINE|
|Mieville Steam punks||SPIRIT|
|Mountain Cave Club Team||OVERCOME|
|Ocean Pointe for life||REMISSION|
|Phoenix Wave Team Mentors||FIGHT BACK|
|Quest for a Cure||SCREENING|
|Rays Of Hope||JOURNEY|
|Relay Wizards for SpUnKy||JOURNEY|
|RFL Butterfly Strong||RELAY|
|Ryukyu Torch Warriors||CARE|
|Sail For Life||IMAGINE & REFLECTION|
|Second Life Cheerlweading Squad||OVERCOME|
|Second Life Coast Guard||IMAGINE|
|Seventh Legion MC||SPIRIT|
|Spirit Wolfs Walkers||HOPE|
|Starlettes Take a Stand||COURAGE|
|Team Fox Star||REMISSION|
|Team Live Wire||REMEMBER|
|Team One Fight||HERO|
|Team strange journeys||LIFE|
|Too Tough To Die||OVERCOME|
|Touched By Angels||RELAY|
|Tribute City Relayers||STRIDES|
|United Federation Starfleet||HEALING|
|Unmasking A Cure||HERO|
|Village of Rorus||LIFE|
|Walking Tall For A Cure||STRENGTH|
|Willow Springs RFL’ers||STRIDES|
|Designer Areas||SIM LOCATION|