Did you know that nearly US$4 million has been raised in Second Life for the American Cancer Society across the many in-world fundraising events, since they first started in 2005? It’s an impressive feat.
The 2020 Relay for Life fundraising event for the American Cancer Society opened today, June 6th, 2020.
This year’s Relay for Life track runs through dozens of specially-built and landscaped sims, decorated by various groups in Second Life! The entire route is lined with luminaria, which you can light in dedication to a loved one with a small donation.
Today, RFL teams are walking, running, or wheeling their way around the track to raise funds in the ongoing fight against cancer. Here’s a list of today’s events, including a list of all the themed laps.
For more information about Relay for Life in Second Life, you can visit their website, check out their wiki, or watch the following video. Strawberry Singh recently interviewed the organizers behind the massive Relay for Life event on her talk show, Lab Gab:
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. The first Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, August 27th, and Sunday, August 28th, 2005. It was the brainchild of Jade Lily (who in real life was an airman called Keith Morris) and was reported in the The New York Times in an article called Letting your fingers do the running. The two-day event raised a total of US$5,000.