June 08, 2020


Last year, the MC community led the way in coming together as a community to support the American Cancer Society.


In 2020, three communities joined together for the 10 Days of Relay and raised $50,610.


The MC’s, who pioneered the community concept, raised $25,927. The Bellisseria community worked together to raise $16,740 in their first year. And the GOR community joined together and raised $7,960 at their GOR Festival.


These significant accomplishments by three extraordinary communities were inadvertently not mentioned at our Relay 2020 Closing Ceremony.


The 10 Days of Relay was an incredible event with so many people participating in so many different ways. It has been instrumental in reaching new places and has enabled us to help people we would never have met without them.


As we look forward to our next Relay season, we see even more communities joining us in our fight for a world without cancer.


A sincere thank you for all that you accomplished and a big Relay For Life hug.



Can you believe there are less than 7 days until the 2020 Relay For Life of Second Life 24-hour weekend event? Thank you for all of the time, talent, fundraising, and donations. With your help, we have already passed our $250,000 USD goal - and I can’t wait to celebrate our cancer survivors and our fundraising success with you on June 6-7!


To prepare for Relay Weekend, please read through this important information:

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020 AT 9PM SLT

In order for us to deliver you the best possible experience, the following activities have a deadline of Thursday, June 4 at 9pm SLT.

  • Fundraising Club: We will use your fundraising total at the deadline to determine your fundraising club badge for Relay Weekend. Also, the top Linden, top Website, and top Overall fundraising teams will earn badges based on your totals at this deadline. Badges will be placed on your team’s campsite label.

  • Campsite Badges: Your campsite will earn badges for matching the 2020 theme and for delivering cancer education from the American Cancer Society by the deadline. Badges will be placed on your team’s campsite label.

  • Dedications to be read during the Luminaria Ceremony must be submitted by the deadline. You can submit your dedications here.

RELAY WEEKEND: JUNE 6-7, 2020

  • Join us for the Opening Ceremony, starting at 10am SLT at the stage on RFL Embrace. If the region is full, overflow attendees can land on the American Cancer Society island or RFL Empower.

  • Listen to the complete Relay For Life of Second Life online at https://relayradio.t1radio.com. Listening online may improve your overall experience by reducing lag and buffering. Plus, you won’t miss anything if you crash!

  • Watch the Relay For Life Virtual Telethon, streaming live on Facebook from 10am SLT through the end of the Luminaria Ceremony. 

  • Participate in the Theme Hours! The more you put into your Relay experience, the more you’ll get out of it. Make sure you’re prepared to have fun with all the various theme hours. Check them out here.

STAY INFORMED

  • Pick up your Relay Weekend Travel Guide from any Relay Info Station along the track. The guide offers information and landmarks to help you get around.

  • Join the Relay For Life Volunteers group in Second Life to keep up with news, info, and conversation about all things Relay!

  • Join the ACS in SL Discord server to keep up with the Relay community, even when you’re not logged into Second Life.

WRAP-UP

  • This year, we will use the traditional “Flood the Regions” party as our Wrap-Up party! This will give us all a chance to celebrate together without the feeling of a ceremony and a bunch of speeches from a stage. We hope you join us on Wednesday, June 10, for the party (more info coming in the groups) where we’ll have a blast together. Bring your floaties!!

  • Spirit of Relay Nominations due Monday, June 8, 2020. We’ll present the Spirit of Relay Individual and Team at the Wrap-Up Party on Wednesday, which means all nominations need to be submitted no later than June 8. 

  • Any team fundraising that occurs after Wrap-Up will still count toward your final 2020 Fundraising Club Level. The team totals close on June 30.



A sneak peak of the 10 Days of Relay - Relay Goes MC entrance… seven regions total… four on the track… three for activities… so many events planned… so many new people joining our Relay community…


What started as an idea last year, has grown into the MC community stepping up and leading the way for the 10 Days of Relay as part of the lead up to Relay weekend… this year we welcome two new communities to the 10 Days of Relay… Bellisseria and GOR…


Many thanks to Selene Jashan for stepping up last year to help organize the MC community… in her second year as Lead she has further developed a “core team” of people to organize this growing event… her leadership skills include the ability to empower people and let them take charge… and what the “core team” has planned over the last year is a sight to be seen...


It has been truly amazing to watch everyone working together over the last two days to bring their regions to life…it has been said that the mark of an effective leader is to simply pause, look around, and see people working together towards a common goal… for the MC community that goal is to “kick cancer’s ass”... and for Relay For Life of Second Life that leader is Selene Jashan…


The 10 Days of Relay - Relay Goes MC opens to the public on Friday, May 29 and runs through Relay Weekend, June 6th and 7th… what the MC community is doing is something we all need to see… a great big thank you to Selene and the “core team”… all the MC Presidents and their MC clubs… and all the content creators and businesses who have stepped up to support the biggest MC rally of the year in support of The American Cancer Society...