RFLSL off to a flying start

Seasons Of Hope Logo for SLRFL
Seasons Of Hope Logo for SLRFL

The annual charity extravaganza, Relay For Life of Second Life (RFLSL), got off to a flying start last week when ahead of the official launch date, the organisers opened their doors to team registrations. Within the first 24 hours more than 30 teams had registered their interest in building for the event and within the first week this number had risen to 60. The number continues to rise and is a certain indication of the important place the event now holds in the minds of Second Life’s creative communities.

The RFLSL, now a staple of the Second Life calendar is the Second Life incarnation of the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, Relay For Life (RFL). RFL began in 1985 and is centred around a 24 hour team relay event under the slogan ‘Cancer does not sleep and neither do we’. In 2005 the RFL moved into virtual worlds with the RFL of SL and has been an annual event ever since.

This year, operating under the theme ‘Seasons of Hope’ the activities will start with the kick-off ceremony on the 12th March, alongside the launch event “Fashion for Life”. A series of events lead up to the relay itself which is held on a circular track spanning many sims. Teams are recruited to build a sim or part-sim in line with this years theme.

Prim Perfect will keep you appraised of all the developments through this blog and our magazines.

Further information on RFL of SL can be found at the American Cancer Society website for RFLSL. There is also a Second Life wiki page with more history that some readers may find interesting.

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