Second Life News: American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Forming SL Teams Now

February 18th, 2009  |  Published in Second Life News

Its that time of the year again. The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay For Life, is getting underway in Second Life™. Last year, residents raised over L$55,000,000.

Relay for Life Teams form in February and March and they fund raise by holding events in SL from March through July. If you would like to talk to someone about forming a team, contact MamaP Beerbaum in SL for all the details. Each team will be assigned a team mentor. Your mentor will contact you directly and introduce herself. Each team captain will be given scripted donation kiosks and vendors so your team gets credit for the amount collected. The monies go from the kiosk directly into the American Cancer Society account.

The ACS is expecting more teams than last year, to raise more money than last year, and to have many more fund raising events than ever before. You can continue to register right up through March 14th. Contact MamaP Beerbaum for team registration information.

It all starts on March 14 at the 2009 RFL in SL Kick Off Party.

On May 31, there will be a Midway Relay Rally and it all culminates with the Official RFL in SL overnight Relay on July 18th & 19th, 2009. Team members gather at Team Campsites they have built, walk the RFL in SL Track, enjoy live music, participate in fun events, and explore the many Relay Sims as the event runs overnight and into the next morning. In 2008, over 75 RFL SL Teams participated in the largest virtual fundraising walk in the world and this year the number will be even higher.

“Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”

If you would like more information about Relay For Life in Second Life, you can find it on the website:

If you would like to talk to someone about forming a team or have any other questions, please contact MamaP Beerbaum, the RFL in SL Teams Chair.

Fighting cancer is a team effort. The strength of people coming together for a common cause is greater than the strength of one. Teams are the spirit of Relay for Life in SL!


PR contact: Dana Vanmoer

For More Information about the American Cancer Society, visit or Call 800-ACS-2345.

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