Relay for Life: the weekend is here!

2013_RFL_LogoThe 2013 Relay for Life weekend in Second Life is upon us, and with over $300,000 USD already raised this year, it look like the weekend is going to be a scorcher.

The theme for the weekend is 100 Years of Hope, in recognition of the American Cancer Society’s 100th anniversary.

As with previous years, the weekend will be focused on the 34-region Relay Track, which will be divided into Past, Present and Future themes and lined with team camps and exhibits. In addition, there will be five activity regions providing live music, DJs, an art show, snail railing, the Raffle for Relay, a flea market and the silent auction, with the Welcome Area and the American Cancer Society region rounding-out the total at 41 regions.

The Welcome Area
The Welcome Area

Schedule of Events

All times are SLT – please check with the RFL of SL schedule page and / or the RFL of SL blog for any last-minute updates / changes.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

  • 10:00: Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00: Survivor/Caregiver – CELEBRATE
  • 12:30: Teams Lap
  • 14:00: Round Up Western
  • 15:00: Walking with our Breedable Friends
  • 16:00: Fabulous Fifties
  • 17:00: Purple Passion
  • 18:00: Beach Party
  • 19:00: Musicians For Relay
  • 20:00: Bald is Beautiful!
  • 21:00: Luminaria Ceremony – REMEMBER
  • 22:00: Silly Shoes
  • 23:00: Sci Fi

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

  • 00:00: PJ Party
  • 01:00: Holiday Splendor
  • 02:00: Fantasy and Fairy Tales
  • 03:00: Crazy Hats
  • 04:00: Movie and Cartoon Magic
  • 05:00:Heroes
  • 06:00: FIGHT BACK
  • 07:00: International Lap
  • 08:00: Coffee and Donuts
  • 09:00: Formal Hour
  • 10:00: Closing Ceremonies
  • 11:00: Victory Lap – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee
  • 12:30: RAFFLE Draw
  • 13:00: SILENT AUCTION Closes
  • 14:00 PM Enjoy walking the track and visiting the builds

Survivor/Caregiver Walk

Take your place at the side of the track and cheer on / applaud all those who have heard the words, “You have cancer”, as they walk the track in this opening lap together with those who devote their time and energies to caring and supporting for their loved ones and their friends in they fight cancer.

The Luminaria

As you walk the track you’ll notice luminaria (candles) line the sides. These are your opportunities to pay tribute to a lost loved one, or to thank a person who inspires and encourages you. Donating lindens to a luminaria gives you the chance to mention a special someone in hover text over the bag and will light and change color based on the linden amount paid to it, as noted below. Feel free to type in any amount you wish to donate. ​

  • L$50 – L$999 – Green
  • L$1000 – L$2499 – Orange
  • L$2500 – L$4999 – Blue
  • L$5000 – L$7499 – Yellow
  • L$7500 – L$9999 – Pink
  • L$10000 or more – Purple + fireworks ​

The Luminaria Ceremony

At 21:00 SLT on Saturday July 13th, the Luminaria Ceremony will talk place. The track regions will all be set to midnight and thousands of luminaria will be lit, each one representing a survivor or someone who has passed away from cancer. People are invited to walk the track in silence for one hour as dedications are read over the broadcasting stream.

Where to Start

The best place to start is the Welcome Area, particularly if you’ve not participated in the RFL of SL weekend. Here you can pick-up your track tools, which will record the distance you walk around the track and allow you to chat with friends and those around you and walk at the same time. You can also obtain a reference guide to the luminaria donation colours and detailed of the themed laps for the weekend. Greeters will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Once you’re ready to go, use the teleport to get to the track regions.

Pick up your track tools from the Welcome Area
Pick up your track tools from the Welcome Area

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