Relay For Life

A few years ago I supplied some work to Tezcatlipoca Bisani for a RFL event.  PatriciaAnne Daviau, Tez and Madcow Cosmos were to build a themed work based on "Heroes".   The hero picked was Roald Dahl, and builds included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the giant peach.  It was very wacky and fun.  This year I was asked to be involved and had to create a season build for spring.  I put down a variation of a build called Mayfly for the runners to go through.

If you are unfamiliar with RFL then this is essentially how it works.  You walk around a large track, 45 sims or so, and if you choose to you can donate / buy a bag or many bags on the side of the road which then lists your name as a donator.  You can buy my road bags here ..

 Below is the schedule and below that is some information on the history of RFL within Second Life.  They are a truly wonderful organization of volunteers who have raised over one million dollars for Cancer research.

July 15-16th.
10am - 11am  - Opening Ceremonies

11am - 12:30pm - CELEBRATE - Survivor/Caregiver Honor Walk  - Survivors Are the "Spirit Of Relay" They Are the Promise Of Hope! Please Line the Track and Celebrate Our Heroes, Our Friends who have heard the words "You Have Cancer"

The Caregivers are the Backbone of the Fight. They hold the hands, they care for and support their loved ones as they walk their cancer journey. Once again Line the Track and Support the Ones who give so much to help our Survivors Fight Cancer!

12:30pm - 2pm - Team Spirit Lap - Teams R Us!  Team Shirts and banners. Walk the track with pride for all you have done to help find a cure for cancer.

2pm - 3pm  - Purrfect Pets - Sponsored by KittyCats - Wear animal print, neko ears, tails or even be an animal or furry avatar! Dress as your favorite pet or animal!

3pm - 4pm -  I Cannot Believe I'm Wearing This! - Wear something you normally wouldn't  wear in SL. Would never admit to being a Furry? Don a furry avatar. Wouldn't wear latex *ever*? Bring it on! Wouldn't be caught out in curlers and slippers? Wear it!  Not a girly girl? Wear frills!  Not a surfer dude? Put on that long blonde hair and swim trunks!

4pm - 5pm - Ride Your Favorite Horse - Sponsored by Amaretto - Ride your favorite horse, wear your horse avatar or bring on the stick ponies.  We're riding for Relay!

5pm - 6pm - Beach Party (Summer) - Bring out your beach clothes, go barefoot, don’t forget those water bottles and sunscreen.

6pm - 7pm - Fall Fashion (Fall)  - Wear those autumn colors or that Halloween costume.  You could even be a Thanksgiving Turkey!

7pm - 8pm - Winter Nights (Winter) - Dress for those cold winter nights, don’t forget the hot chocolate with marshmallows

8pm - 9pm - Spring Fling (Spring)- the season for flowers, new beginnings, and proms.

9pm - 10pm - REMEMBER - Luminaria Ceremony -  ( quiet reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened for reflection and remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate) Walk the track in silence.

10pm - 11pm - The Power of Purple - wear as much purple as you can., hair, eyes, clothing, .. just bring on the purple!

11pm - 12am - Favorite Sport -  football, baseball, rugby, hockey, swimming, cheerleading.. just  any sports attire.  Don your favorite jersey or uniform and bring that Relay spirit.

12am- 1am - Midnight Masquerade - Wear a Masque and costume and join the  carnival like festivity hour.

1am - 2am - Silly Hats -- The name says it all

2am - 3am - Appearance Slider Outfits - Wear only looks you make yourself in appearance. 

3am - 4am - Favorite Decade - Did you love the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or maybe way back to the 40's or  the flappers or the roaring 20s?   Dress in your favorite decade outfit and show it on the track

4am - 5am - Health Matters - Maybe you are a banana, or an orange, or a carrot? Or simply dress in a healthy food color. Eating right, being active, and maintaining a healthy weight are important ways to reduce your risk of cancer.

5am - 6am - Up All Night - Curlers, Coffee, PJ's & Slippers - time to wake up and smell the coffee

6am - 7am - FIGHT BACK - Fight Back Ceremony - (Pick up your specially made RFL HOPE Cape and Fight Back Flags - available at the Relay Stations,  and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don't even know yet.  Together we all can FIGHT BACK.

7am - 8am - Fantasy Themed - Fantasy Characters - Dragons, Pirates, Star Trek,          Fairies, Elves...  Fantasy themed avatars, Medieval, Tinies, Mermaids & Mermen, Wings

8am - 9am - International Lap - Wear your countries flag.. (provided by the International Committee or outfits that represent your country.

9am - 10am - Formal Hour - Wear your best as  you walk the final lap before Closing Ceremonies.  Formal attire.  Try to keep prims to a minimum, please.

10am-11am - Closing Ceremony

  • 2004 the first volunteer driven fundraiser for the American Cancer Society ever in Second Life
    • Avatars: 99
    • Total raised: US$2,000
  • 2005 The first Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2005. It started at 5pm SL time. 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'.
    • Total raised: US$5,000
    • Avatars: 315
    • Laps: 817
    • Sims: 6
    • Course Length: 2,500 meters
    • Distance Walked: 2,042,500 meters
  • 2006 The second Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, July 23. It started on Saturday at 5pm SL time. It was again organized by Jade Lily, and the track was laid out over 12 sims representing the different countries of the world.
    • Total raised: US$41,000
    • Avatars: 1570
    • Sims: 12
    • Laps Walked: 2,047
    • Course Length: 4,065 meters
    • Distance Walked: 8,321,055 meters
  • 2007 The third Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, July 21 through Sunday, July 22, 2007. The Event Chair was Fayandria Foley.
    • Theme: Quest for a Cure
    • Total raised: US$118,500
    • Avatars: 1831
    • Sims: 32
    • Laps Walked: 1,519
    • Course Length: 12,140 meters
    • Distance Walked: 18,432,891 meters
  • 2008 The fourth Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, July 19 through Sunday, July 20, 2008. It took place over 33 sims laid out in the shape of an 'H'. The Event Chair was Fayandria Foley and the Event Co-Chair was David Jacobs.
    • Theme: Heroes
    • Total raised: US$215,000
    • Avatars: 2230
    • Sims: 35
    • Laps Walked: 3,441
    • Course Length: 8,379 meters
    • Distance Walked: 28,826,107 meters
  • 2009 The fifth Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19, 2009. The Event Chair was Fayandria Foley, and there were four co-Chairs: Tayzia Abattoir, Nuala Maracas, Stella Costello, who was succeeded halfway by Charlene Trudeau, and Belle Loll.
    • Theme: One World, One Hope
    • Total raised: US$274,000 (corrected figure)
    • Avatars: 1913
    • Sims: 36
    • Laps Walked: 2,155
    • Course Length: 11,907 meters
    • Distance Walked: 25,650,536 meters
  • 2010 The sixth Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, 2010. The Event Chair was Tayzia Abattoir and the Event Co-Chairs were Nuala Maracas and MamaP Beerbaum.
    • Theme: Wishing on a Cure
    • Total raised: US$222,804
    • Avatars: 1579
    • Sims: 36
    • Laps Walked: 2,676
    • Teams: 139


Bay Sweetwater said…
Oh my, Bryn. The Mayfly build is masterful. Can you give us a SLURL? I didn't quite understand.
Is it part of the RFL relay track?
Bryn Oh said…
Hi thanks Bay :)
Mayfly is also at the end of my build Anna's Many Murders if you wanted to see it but it will also be at RFL for the week. The SLURL to the RFL build is just below the machinima but not sure if it's open to the public yet.
Buy 4 Less said…
I see that you are a very busy person. Well, just continue on doing things that make you happy and good luck.

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