This Friday, July 17th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a panel presentation of the Relay for Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) activities, community, and main virtual fundraising event that kicks off this weekend. Panelists will include Tee Aster, the mission lead, along with Gem Sunkiller, and Catalina Stahile, who will share some of the history, events and important mission work RFL of SL does, including the “Why I Relay” project which illustrates the passion that drives not only the organizers, but many of those who run teams, and give.
About the 2015 RFL of SL: The Future Is Now
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 11 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. Five years later, in 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000. The 1 MILLIONTH US dollar was raised in 2011 when more than 2000 volunteers raised over $375,000. In 2012 we passed the 1.5 million dollar mark. In 2014, we passed the 2 million US dollar mark and we are approaching the 2.5 million dollar mark quickly.
Relay Weekend, Jul 18–19, is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. For more information about RFL in SL please visit the American Cancer Society Region anytime, day or night, all year long. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Relay%20For%20Life/134/63/21
Join us in Second Life!
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
Friday, July 17th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
AGENDA (all times below PT)
- 8:30 am Introductions
- 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
- 8:45 am Mentors Central
- 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Relay for Life of SL
- 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.
Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir