The Relay Rockers is a Relay For Life team that works to raise awareness and fundraise for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society in the virtual Second Life platform and the outside world.
If you aren't familiar with what Relay For Life is and what it does, please watch the following Relay For Life video.
As a Relay For Life team, the Relay Rockers relay for many reasons:
Please join us as we Relay. Attend one of our events in Second Life, donate to Relay For Life through our team page, or just find out more information and become involved in Relay For Life in your home town community. We are all in the fight against cancer together. As long as there is a reason to Relay, the Relay Rockers will be there. It's who we are and what we do.
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 10 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. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5600 events worldwide in donations received. We have brought in close to 3 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 16th and 17th.
For more information about Relay for Life of Second Life, visit www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org.
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
For information about the American Cancer Society, visit http://www.cancer.org/.
As Relay for Life of Second Life's oldest team, the Relay Rockers hold activities to fund raise for the American Cancer Society within Second Life, as well as seek donations from our other online and real-life communities.
In 2005, T1Radio was in its beginning stages having formed from Radio dAlliez. The station was based at La Vie en Rose in Rue dAlliez. Alliez Mysterio came to Nuala Maracas and Trader Whiplash and told them about a fundraiser being held to benefit the American Cancer Society. As a survivor, Trader took an immediate interest and agreed to fundraise at La Vie en Rose. Jade Lily, the founder of Relay for Life in Second Life heard of our efforts and came to Trader and Nuala asking them to become official members of what was then called SL RFL, and the Relay Rockers were born.
The Relay Rockers welcomes participants who are willing to help out, take ownership of events and Raise L$1,000,000 and come in last. Of course the team has since 2007 raised far more than L$1m each year. While we have never kept records of our final totals, we have always been in the top 5 or 6 teams in total fundraising and have raised more than $10,000 US dollars each year since 2007.