Monday, February 1st, 2016 marks the official opening of team registrations for the 2016 Relay for Life of Second Life season. This year, core fund-raising activities will take place between March 6th and August 14th, 2016. The theme for this year’s season is “Once Upon a Cure”.
As with last year, teams are required to have Team Captain and Team Co-Captain, but this year, teams must comprise at least 5 people (inclusive of the captains), although it is not necessary for teams to already have 5 members when they register; additional members can be added to a team post registration. There will be exceptions made for smaller teams but prior approval from the Steering Committee must be obtained.
For 2016, teams will have the opportunity to attend a class with RFL of SL’s Fund-raising Advisors, who are tasked with primarily helping Team Captains become better fund-raising leaders for their teams. Classes will cover a range of topics, including setting and achieving goals, event promotion, using the fund-raising tools, etc.
An option is included on the team registration form for teams to indicate whether they would like to attend a class, which the RFL of SL Steering Committee note are a requirement for all teams participating in RFL of SL for the first. In addition, the Steering Committee note that other teams may be required to attend, based on their previous fund-raising totals.
RFL of SL 2016 Key Dates
- February 28th – March 6th: Paint it Purple
- March 6th: RFL of SL Kick Off
- May 14th / 15th: Half Way There
- July 16th / 17th:Relay Weekend
- August 14th: Wrap Up
About Relay For Life of Second Life
Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build camp sites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised almost US $3 million for the American Cancer Society.
About the American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well, helps people get well, find cures, and deal with their journey against cancer.