We Raise You Up — Relay for Life of Second Life

Relay for Life of Sec­ond Life
Sat­ur­day, 18 July, 10am SLT to Sun­day, 19 July, 10am SLT.

Since Relay For Life start­ed in Sec­ond Life, vol­un­teers in the vir­tu­al world have raised more than $2.6US mil­lion and hope to reach $250,000US 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 help the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety to fund life-sav­ing can­cer research and to con­tin­ue to be the glob­al leader in the fight against can­cer through edu­ca­tion and pre­ven­tion ini­tia­tives.

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.

The Relay For Life of Sec­ond Life is one of the most diverse annu­al events of any kind 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 pub­lic dur­ing the full 24 hours between 10am-10am SLT and beyond on July 18–19. “We invite every­one in Sec­ond Life, regard­less 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 Stingray9798 Ray­mak­er, Direc­tor of RFL Online Rev­enue 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!”

Today on Radio Riel, Elrik Mer­lin presents a pro­gramme of uplift­ing music of all gen­res that we hope will tru­ly “raise you up”. The theme for RfL in SL this year is “The Future Is Now”. Please tune in, and don’t hes­i­tate to make a con­tri­bu­tion to help con­quer this dis­ease. To get start­ed, just click here.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. If you are in the Unit­ed States or Cana­da, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. To lis­ten from out­side North Amer­i­ca, click here to start your play­er .

This pro­gramme is also avail­able in enhanced-qual­i­ty AAC. Tune in here:

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