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Relay for Life & SL Part III: The Making of a Fundraising Event
In Second Life every day there is some sort of event being held. Some events offer live musicians, while others being held hold raffles, contests or ask for donations that are generously given for various fundraising ventures. With the half way mark of the Relay for Life event season in Second Life nearing, the SL Music Races for a Cure Team is presenting on May 21st through May 23rd, an event that combines all of these aspects into a single event over 3 days. . This event, coined with the name “Sounds of Life – RFL Music Fest”, is shaping up to be a huge and a memorable one with a long list of SL’s most successful musicians along with items for sale from reputable and known businesses. There will also be items raffled off from gift cards to some of SL’s favorite stores to motorcycles from a couple of SL’s best builders and even a car! The proceeds of all the donations and purchases will go directly towards the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life.
Relay for Life & SL Part II : The Team
Throughout the vast world of Second Life there are many wonderful people from all walks of life involved with raising money for great causes. One example is the American Cancer Society and it's Relay For Life. Some of these people come together and unite for a common cause; such is the case when it comes to the Relay For Life of Second Life. Whether these people hold professions on Second Life of builders, clothing designers or even live musicians, they all have one goal as a team; to raise awareness along with money, to give up their time with hard work and to make a great change for those who cannot themselves.
Relay for Life & SL: A Bit of History
Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life came into existence in the mid-1980’s. This wonderful and life changing idea was brought into fruition by Dr. Gordy Klatt; Klatt was a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington. The reasoning behind creating the Relay for Life events was to maximize and enhance the income of his American Cancer Society. The very first event that was held by Dr. Klatt was one in which he endured a rigorous twenty-four hours going around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than eighty-three miles.