Come on down! Relay For Life of Second Life Kick-off Celebration, March 8th-9th
You are invited to the two-day Relay For Life of Second Life Kick-off Celebration on March 8-9 that kicks off the 10th year of raising funds for cancer research in Second Life.
This year’s theme is “A Journey of Promise” and represents the path Relayers take as they push to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Nikki Mathieson, this year’s Event Chair said, “A favorite time of year, for many Second Life residents, is about to begin. The experience of working together for a cause that touches each of us so deeply is like no other experience, online or off. The support and camaraderie, the depth of passion to do more, reach further and spread awareness, while fundraising make this yearly campaign so special and amazing. We strike REAL blows to cancer. Relay For Life of Second Life is an incredible group of people who work hard KNOWING that they are saving REAL lives against an all-too-REAL disease. We need more volunteers to come join us and spread the word.. COME RELAY WITH US.”
In celebration of the start of Relay season in Second Life, there’s a two-day extravaganza of fun-filled events including live music and DJs; and grab a team and try your skill at Family Feud!
The Kick-off Celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday, March 7 with team set up and pep rally. Saturday’s celebration starts at 10 a.m. SLT with T1 Radio broadcasting from the celebration sims. The opening ceremony starts at noon SLT, during which Nickib27, a cancer survivor, will share her experiences and the role the American Cancer Society played in her fight.
The celebration will continue late into Saturday night and pick up again Sunday with fun, games, music and more! The weekend will wrap up Sunday night.
“I’m really excited about this year’s Kick-off because it’s the biggest Kick-off event that we’ve ever planned. The ceremony will be fantastic, but I’m really excited to see what our teams are selling in their Relay vendors!” said Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff partner.
If you cannot attend in person, the Kick-off Ceremony will be streamed on T1 Radio (t1radio.com) at 12:00 pm SLT. The Kick-off is the start to the Relay For Life fundraising season. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming involved with the Relay For Life of Second Life, join us anytime during the weekend.
The Kick-off Celebration is one of several big events throughout the Relay season. Here’s the upcoming important dates connected with Relay For Life:
March 7-9: Kick-off Celebration
May 4-10: Halfway There Journey Week
July 19-20: Relay Weekend
August: Wrap-up Party
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.
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.
There are many ways to get involved in Relay For Life of Second Life and one of the ways to show your support is through sponsorships. Relay For Life of Second Life is proud to announce the premier sponsorship of RGF Estates. Other sponsorships are available; please contact the PR/Outreach Division more details.
Keep up with the news on Relay For Life of Second Life through it’s website, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr pages:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Serina Juran, PR/Outreach Division chair