Updated: Sep 15, 2021

From cancer.org: The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement has united communities, companies, and individuals across the country in the fight to end breast cancer for more than two decades - and we have no intention of ever slowing down. Here in Second Life, it’s time to make Strides once again! In 2020, our Strides campaign grand total was $33,100 USD - and you know we want to beat that total in 2021. Second Life is home to several Strides campaigns, spanning from September 24th to October 31st. The SL Renaissance Festival starts the season, followed by Out Shop Cancer, Sci Fi Expo, I Pink I Can, and Spooky Strides. Attend one or attend all; they’re bound to be tons of fun… all in the name of fighting breast cancer! In addition to these featured campaigns, there are plenty of other Strides campaigns happening across the grid. Just look for the official American Cancer Society fundraising tools and make a donation!

Here are the Strides campaigns that will occur on or around ACS Island in 2021:

  • SL Renaissance Festival: September 24 - October 3 Contact: Skysong (sgudeman)

  • Out Shop Cancer: October 1 - October 31 Contact: Sandie Loxingly (Slate)

  • Sci Fi Expo - October 8 - October 17 Contact: Benjamin Brougham

  • I Pink I Can - October 8 - October 17 Contact: Jenny Shackle (Anatine)

  • Spooky Strides - October 21 - October 31 Contact: Nance Clowes

The American Cancer Society is currently investing more than $76 million USD in breast cancer research grants, and the ACS itself responds to more than 1.4 million requests for cancer information through their helpline and chat services. The ACS mobile app also helps to connect those facing breast cancer with trained breast cancer survivors to support them during their journey. In Second life, we do our part by offering virtual support groups at Hope Haven on ACS Island.

09/03/2021 - From Stingray Raymaker - Director of ACS in SL

The 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life theme is: Heroes of Hope! - which will undoubtedly manifest itself through tales of heroes, both fiction and non-fiction. The theme will align perfectly as we pursue our goal of raising $500,000 USD in a single year...and as we close in on $5 Million USD, all-time.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted logo concepts over the last several weeks and we’re excited to unveil the final version of the 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life Theme Logo, designed by Arizona Ballinger.

This logo will serve as our flagship symbol for our Relay For Life efforts in 2022. We’re going to try something new this year by integrating the RFL logo into the theme logo (notice “O’ in Hope). Because we cannot sell anything with the ACS/RFL logo on it, we will also make an alternative version of the logo available to anyone who wishes to sell items for donations with the theme logo on them. You can get a copy of both logos in the “logo section” of the Relay Building on the American Cancer Society Island in Second Life.

Help Inspire Our 2022 RFL of SL Theme Logo


A Message From Stingray Raymaker

Step 1: Determine a theme ✅

Step 2: Create a logo

Our 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life theme is: Heroes of Hope

You may interpret this to represent the medical staff who treat cancer patients, or the researchers who we fund, or caregivers, and of course, anyone who has heard the words, “You have cancer.”

The theme may also conjure up images of superheroes and daredevils or characters who have performed amazing feats.

If you’re inspired by the theme already, we’d love to see your concept art to be considered when the official 2022 theme logo is designed.

Please submit your proof of concept artwork by emailing an image file to relayforlifeofsecondlife@gmail.com no later than Sunday, August 8, 2021.