Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 6 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. In 2009 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $250,000.00 US dollars and was attended by thousands of avatars. In 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000. We ran right past the $1,000,000 mark during our 2011 campaign!
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.
Get out those poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddle shoes or the leather jackets, cuffed jeans and don those ducktails, we’re headed back to the 50’s! It’s time for the 5th Annual Back to the 50’s Weekend for Relay for Life! It’s all happening June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011.
The weekend begins with a Sock Hop and a Skating Party with some of SL’s excellent DJs. on June 10th, from 6-8 PM.
Saturday will see festivities all day long. The carnival opens at 9 am. Carnival rides, game booths, the mechanical bull (with a FABULOUS grand prize); kissing booth; Dunk Tank; carnival clowns and watch out for the Police who will be slamming all hooligans straight in the slammer. Send out a warrant and have them arrested Yep,they’ll have to bail their way out. The Classic Car Contest returns on Friday night, where you can vote over and over again for your favorites. Be sure and visit the Labyrinth, too.. who knows the fun twists and turns that could take? Saturday will end with another Sock Hop and Skating Party.
Be sure and shop our town shoppes and look for the special things selling especially for RFL, by some our RFL teams!
The fun continues all day Sunday, the 12th and ends with skating party at 6pm or a double feature at the drive-in movie theater from 6-9pm SLT.
It’s a jam-packed oldie, but goodie weekend.. and it’s all for Relay for Life!
Be There or Be Square!
Schedule of Team Events
Friday, June 10, 2011
Team: RFL Harmony of Hope
with DJ Mordred Lectar
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Team: Relay for Hope
with DJ bball Braveheart
Team: Breeders Hope for Cure
with DJ Ronson Drucker
Team: Circle of Life
Team: Dominion RFL of SL
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Shayla Juran spins the 50’s
Live at the carnival
Team: Heros for Life
with DJ NightWalker Galaxy
Sunday Night at the Drive-In
Team: Passionate Redheads
Movies: Blue Hawaii & Viva Las Vegas
Events Covering All Three Days
Team: Marga-Relay-Ville Team
Team: Aether Chrononauts
Classic Car Contest & Raffle
Team: Radicals for Life
Remembering Our Friends Memorial Angels
Friends Fighting Cancer
Rays of Hope
This past year it seems we have been hit with so many natural disasters. We have been asked time and time again to reach into our pockets and GIVE. To the point that we want to cry and say STOP. Well, I wish that were the case here and now……but it is not. I am asking again
As most of you know who read this blog, SL Home and Garden Expo ended the weekend before last. During the time of the expo, I had the opportunity to work closely with, and to get to know this amazing person. A person who gives so much of herself that at the end of the day she literally falls into bed exhausted. Who works almost year round to successfully raise funds for RFL. Such is her belief in what she does. Not only does SHE do this, her son walks in her footsteps. So let me introduce you to Nikki Mathieson, oh yes and you may remember (or not) an interview I did with her son Damian Carbenell a few months ago.
Please, meet them, and meet Joplin —
Joplin is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 50,150. In 2009, the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 174,300.
Saffia Widdershins is owner and editor of Prim Perfect. So what is Prim Perfect?
Prim Perfectis a magazine for Second Life homes and gardens – with lots of wonderful articles about buying or renting your home in Second life, finding the best designers, choosing your furniture, arranging it to best advantage, managing your prim count, landscaping your garden and learning the latest news from the world of interior design.
In addition, they visit the best communities and the most stunning landscapes of various kinds, all across Second Life. And periodically, they travel to other grids as well to see what is happening across the MetaVerse. In other words, there is something for everyone!
Whether you are setting up your very first home, hungry for the latest must-haves, or customizing the mansion of your dreams, Prim Perfect has something for you. For those who are prim addicts, there are articles on high-end high class designer furniture too. Each month they showcase the work of a specially chosen designer in an exciting and fascinating region.
New businesses will love their Pathfinder articles, where the best and most experienced content creators in Second Life mentor a group of start-up businesses and help establish them in the Second Life world. Established business can follow their Trailblazer program, which is organizing a series of seminars, workshops and merchant trials for small businesses seeking sustainability.
For all those who love, or need, low prim Design, there are their Linden Home features, where we look at top designers working to create Linden Home furnishings – and also at the different ways that their readers have chosen to furnish their Linden Homes! For land agents, builders, landscapers, and designers – Prim Perfect offers a way for them to reach their clients directly.
Prim Perfects advertising rates are very reasonable. In between issues, the PrimPerfect blog keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and gossip. You’ll find news about forthcoming issues – as well as general news, tips, and advice. There is also their very popular art column – Ekphrasis, reviewing art and artists in Second Life.
Many of the articles have a validity that goes well beyond the day of post – search the blog and see what a wealth of information Prim Perfect has to offer! You will see pages from Prim Perfect on the stands on the ground floor of their pavilion. If you would like to read more of an issue, click on that issue on the stand to receive your copy. Or visit their online archive.
Designing Worlds is the hit weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, brought to you by Prim Perfect Productions, the people behind Prim Perfect in co-production with treet.tv, the leading TV network in today’s virtual environments such as Second Life. From its roots as a “meta-makeover” show, the programme has developed into a magazine/factual format, adding interviews and visits to some of the most impressive locations in Second Life and other virtual environments.
The show goes out live in 720p High Definition every Monday at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time and is repeated through the week on the Treet Lifestyle channel. Shows can also be viewed on the Treet Designing Worlds and downloaded as podcasts via iTunes.
Designing Worlds is presented by Saffia Widdershins, the Editor of Prim Perfect Magazine, and Elrik Merlin of Radio Riel. You can see more on their Designing Worlds website.
We want to thank Saffia and Prim Perfect for being a proud sponsor, and so much more, of the 2011 SL Home & Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life.
Not only do they strive to bring you the best in furniture (Gothic Medieval Castle Furniture Gothic Furniture Medieval Castle FURNITURE Gorean Gor Furniture Castle Outdoor furniture), their creativeness expands to clothing, jewelry, and prefab houses.