Relay For Life commences

The SL Relay for Life is in its third year, and this weekend is the culmination of months of work and promotion.

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Spread across four sims, the course has some great sights, music on tap and a bunch of entertainment and commemorative events scheduled (SL Insider has the full schedule listed). There are different themed areas such as Pinocchio and Tomb Raider to walk through in addition to chatting with other participants.

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Like the Australian Relay For Life, groups have set up camping areas and the whole thing has that similar community spirit. You can even enjoy the sight of yor hair disappearing as you cross sims on the walk.

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Do yourself a favour and do at least one virtual lap and donate some money for cancer support and research. Check it out in-world.

Comments

  1. Marsoups says:

    Thank you for this report,,, I went to check this relay for life out after reading this and I must say I was a long long way from disappointed.

    And I think the event went a little bit unnoticed by folks and really didn’t get the appreciation that it deserved.

    It was a terrific effort. There was live entertainment for 2 days, people mingling in camps, great stuff going on, all amongst the tracks leading through hills, in caves, and some of the best scenery in Second Life, and all completely original…

    For a collaborative, community event, I think this stands out tops. I haven’t seen Second Life used so well for such a good cause, and I really believe they deserve far more honourable mentions than they have been given for pushing boundaries for the second life community.

    Thank you very much it was great…. HAd trouble making donations though 🙁 Hope they did ok !

    It said something like 1400 visitors when I was there on Saturday afternoon, which isn’t all that much….

  2. Marsoups says:

    To add to that last statement, it sure felt like loads of people about… I think that might have been folks that had done the full circuit when I think about it…

  3. Thank you for this report,,, I went to check this relay for life out after reading this and I must say I was a long long way from disappointed.

    And I think the event went a little bit unnoticed by folks and really didn’t get the appreciation that it deserved.

    It was a terrific effort. There was live entertainment for 2 days, people mingling in camps, great stuff going on, all amongst the tracks leading through hills, in caves, and some of the best scenery in Second Life, and all completely original…

    For a collaborative, community event, I think this stands out tops. I haven’t seen Second Life used so well for such a good cause, and I really believe they deserve far more honourable mentions than they have been given for pushing boundaries for the second life community.

    Thank you very much it was great…. HAd trouble making donations though 🙁 Hope they did ok !

    It said something like 1400 visitors when I was there on Saturday afternoon, which isn’t all that much….

  4. To add to that last statement, it sure felt like loads of people about… I think that might have been folks that had done the full circuit when I think about it…

  5. Edward Pearse says:

    You think the event went under reported? Wow. Not to imply that you live under a rock, but we obviously spend our time on vastly different areas of the grid. If first noticed the RFL booths out in February. Yes that’s 6 months ago. By the time the actual really came around I was so sick of events and fundraisers that were being tied to it I was getting quite anti-RFL.

    That and I was personally getting a little cheesed off that all the funds were going to the American Cancer Society, yet RFL is being co-ordinated around the world by many different anti-cancer groups.

  6. Edward Pearse says:

    You think the event went under reported? Wow. Not to imply that you live under a rock, but we obviously spend our time on vastly different areas of the grid. If first noticed the RFL booths out in February. Yes that’s 6 months ago. By the time the actual really came around I was so sick of events and fundraisers that were being tied to it I was getting quite anti-RFL.

    That and I was personally getting a little cheesed off that all the funds were going to the American Cancer Society, yet RFL is being co-ordinated around the world by many different anti-cancer groups.

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