2011 Themed Laps

Themed laps are  a way to add some fun and amusement to the long hours that we walk during relay.  Whether it is wearing a silly hat, showing international pride and awareness or remembering our furried friends, these themed laps  are totally optional but  fun to participate in or simply enjoy the efforts of those who do.  Feel free to interpret each theme with all the creative energy that embodies Second Life!

Thank you to Bailey Dazy, Callie Hamlin, Charlene Trudeau, Cinders Vale, Ember Farina, Kayleigh McMillan, Lonewolf Flagstaff, Morgan Kincess, Tahisha Fairplay and Tiggs Beaumont for your contributions to this year’s themes.

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. ..skin, 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

11am – NOON -VICTORIOUS! ‘Take THAT, Cancer’ LAP – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee.  Celebrate YOUR Relay!


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About “Relay For Life of Second Life”


What is Relay For Life of Second Life?

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing  in Second Life for 6 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.  In 2009 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $250,000.00 US dollars and was attended by thousands of avatars.  In 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000.  We will surpass the $1,000,000 mark during our 2011 campaign!  The 2011 Relay For Life of Second Life will begin with the March 12th, 2011 Kick-Off and culminate the weekend of July 16th and 17th, 2011.   Relay Weekend  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.

“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.”

Relay For Life Teams form in February and early March, and we begin with the 2011 Kick Off Party on March 12th.  Teams continue to sign up and fundraise from March through July by holding events.  The Relay For Life of Second Life finishes with the official overnight Relay on July 16th & 17th, 2011.  During that weekend, team members gather at their Team Campsites, walk the Relay 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 2010, over 130 RFL of SL Teams and over 2000 avatars  participated in the largest virtual fundraising walk in the world and this year the number will be even higher.

The  Relay For Life of Second Life has the ability to virtually bring together friends, families, businesses, and support organizations from all over the world, all with the goal of raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer!

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 of Second Life!

For more information please contact:

MamaP Beerbaum
Event Chair

Dwen Dooley
Event Co-Chair


our website:


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Relay For Life Weekend 2011 ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT Guide

Following is a summary of the activities and events you’ll find at Relay For Life Weekend 2011.

We’re so excited to fill you in on the new and returning fun things to do this year. As you land on the Event Day sims this year, you will see a Welcome Center staffed by volunteer greeters who are there to direct traffic, answer questions and distribute the 2011 Relay For Life Visitors Guide.


Relay for LIfe Welcome Center

  ——-    2011 RFL Weekend Activities Overview    ——-

RFL Seasons of HOpe Venues Map

RFL Seasons of Hope Venues Map

The Ceremonies Stage…
RFL Wish Ceremonies

RFL Winter Activities!
RFL Activities & Entertainment W
Live Music
The Lodge Live Music Stage
RFL Activities & Entertainment W
Ice Fishing
RFL Activities & Entertainment W
Shopping Hamlet
RFL Activities & Entertainment W

RFL Fall Activities!
Relay For Life Activities & Entertainment
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg
Scavenger Hunt & Hospitality Area
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg
Country Music Stage
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg
Breedable Auction
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg
Live & Silent Auctions
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg
Archery/Bullride Area
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg

RFL Spring Activities!
RFL RFL Wish Activity Sim – the Arts
DJ Stage & Hanging Gardens
RFL Activity Region
Art Show & Sale
RFL Activity Region

Four Seasons Theatre – featuring Alice in Wonderland, Short Plays, Machinima Productions, & Tribute Bands
RFL Activity & Entertainment Reg

RFL Water Region!

RFL Seasons of Hope Water Venues Map

RFL Seasons of Hope Water Venues Map

RFL Activity Water Region

A Seasons of Hope Water Park featuring:

Jules Verne Submarine Ride & Nautiulus Exhibit
RFL Activity Water Region

Mermaid Cove Sandcastle & Cabana ARea featuring Reggae Djs
RFL Activity Water Region

Surfers Cove
RFL Activity Water Region

Water Rides
RFL Activity Water Region

Another RFL Water Region!
RFL Activity Water Region
Pirate Village & Great Ship Battles
Pirate Village
Gypsy Camp
Treasure Island – Navy Fort
Treasure Island
Fishing, Sailing & Yacht Club
RFL Activity Water Region
Charter the ferry to any of our water activities!
RFL Activity Water Region

——- TEAMS R US! ——-

RFL Unity – Teams R Us!

Last but certainly not least, a sim for our amazing teams that make up Relay For Life of SecondLife.. On this region there is a fabulous Teams R Us Clubhouse that houses the team parties and also a display of awards that our teams have earned this season.

RFL Teams R Us Clubhouse

Visit the Teams flea market where you will be able to shop lots of great items and all for Relay For Life!
RFL Teams R Us
Also please enjoy the funtastic roller coaster, carnival rides, bumper boats and game arcade and the Giant Snail Racing.
RFL Teams R Us

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