As a part of keeping this blog (relatively) organised, I’ve now moved the dedicated SL9B articles page to a new home. From today you can now find it in the menu above, under REVIEWS -> SL EVENTS AND SERVICES, which is where it will remain from now on, together with information on all the other SL events I’ve covered in-depth over the last couple of years or so.
With SL9B now behind us and July opening before us, Second Life moves towards the central event of the Relay For Life in SL season: the Relay weekend.
This year, the weekend will take place over the 14th and 15th of July, and will feature 36 regions of campsites and five regions set aside for events. As with previous years, the regions will feature the Relay Track, giving participants the opportunity to wall through the regions, seeing the wide diversity of campsites and builds, and donate to RFL SL.
Events are still being planned, but the broad outline of activities have been announced:
Saturday July 14th:
10:00: Opening Ceremony
11:00: The first lap of the Relay is a Survivor / Caregiver honour walk – please line the track and celebrate our heroes.
21:00: REMEMBER – The Lunimaria Ceremony: a solemn occasion in remembrance of those and their loved one who have lost the battle against cancer or who are still battling it. The sims will be darkened. there will be readings and inspirational music. All are invited to participate and asked to walk the track in silence
Sunday July 15th:
06:00: FIGHT BACK: collect a RFL Hope Cape and Fight Back Flag and join-in pledging to save a life this year – your own, a family member, a friend or that of someone you don’t even know as yet
10:00: The closing ceremony: celebrate and pay tribute to what has been accomplished and all that RFL in Second Life stands for and has achieved over the years.
To date, RFL SL has raised over $1.5 million dollars since 2004, with almost $300,000 having been raised through events already held in SL this year.