August 25th will see the start of the first ever Relay for Life season held in InWorldz, with a special kick-off rally.
The three-month event will run through until November 17th and has the full support of the American Cancer Society.
Other key dates for the season include:
- Saturday September 22nd: RFL of InWorldz Half-way Event
- Friday November 2nd through Sunday November 4th: RFL of InWorldz Relay for Life Weekend
- Saturday 17th November: RFL of InWorldz Closing Party.
The theme for this inaugural season is Colour of Hope, as featured in the season’s banner, as seen in the video, above.
The kick-off rally will be held on Dreamscapes of Poseidon (IWurl), commencing at midday IW time (PDT). It presents a chance for participants to learn how their involvement benefits the American Cancer Society’s goal to save lives and create more birthdays and the opportunity to meet the Society’s IW representative as well as gain inspiration from DJ KyFire Oakleaf’s library of originals created by all those who have been involved in the fight against cancer, including survivors, caregivers and loved ones of those who sadly succumbed to the disease.
Kick-off Rally Schedule
- 12:00 pm KyFire Oakleaf – RFL Songs
- 12:15 pm Hairy Thor Chair
- 12:22 pm RFL Video
- 12:30 pm TIGGS Beaumont
- 12:37 pm KyFire
- 12:40 pm Sting Raymaker
- 12:50 pm KyFire Oakleaf- closing.
Following the kick-off rally, the season will comprise a number of events held within InWorldz, culminating in the Relay Weekend itself at the start of November. In it, individuals and teams will camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer. The Relay Weekend will open with cancer survivors leading the way around the track and being honoured in the Survivor Lap. They will be followed throughout the day by groups, teams and individuals participating in the track walk which will continue over 24 hours, and the weekend will include the beautiful, moving and silent luminaira ceremony, in which lights are lit in memory of a loved one who won the fight against cancer or in remembrance of a special someone who lost their battle.
Relay For Life represents hope in that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.