Relay for Life Weekend Info & Events

This weekend, July 14 to July 15, 2012, will see the Second Life branch of Relay for Life, hold its annual weekend of events!  Relay Weekend  is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Relay Weekend will be held in a huge square sim area, which features builds or campsites built by many Relay for Life teams, who have worked hard this fundraising season! The weekend of events will include may options to donate, including via the Luminaria, which can be found along side the relay track. Luminaria allow you 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.

A variety of awards will be given out for campsites, teams, and for individuals. You can view awards at the ceremonies stage.

If you decide to walk this year’s relay track, then check out the various themes that will change each hour! Below is a schedule of events and activities:

JULY 14TH 2012:

Opening Ceremony – 10 am – The fun-filled weekend begins!

CELEBRATE – 11 am – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.

REMEMBER – 9pm – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solumn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence.

JULY 15TH 2012:

FIGHT BACK -6am– Pick up your specially made RFL HOPE Cape and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Stations, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.

 Closing Ceremony – 10 am– Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Secondlife team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.

Region Highlights:

Survivor/Caregiver Center

-On the Acceptance region, you will find T1 Radio broadcasting live and also stop in and visit the RFL museum full of RFL of SL memorabilia

-On RFL Dedication, you will find the committee campsite.. stop in and say hello or at least wave as you go by!

-On RFL Reflection  you will find the water activities featuring Sailing, Surfing and lots more.  Stop in there to discover the treasures and fun on the water region!

-The four activity regions will feature a lot of fundraising and entertainment opportunities that include:

Teams R Us Club House for individual team fundraising events and Flea Market

And if your avis legs are still strong after all of the partying, check out the Torch’s Relay for Life Campsite located in the RFL Enlightenment Region:

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