Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 2010 Relay for Life Walk

Continued from Main Section

These activities will be happening around the clock:

Live Music - 4 sims are dedicated to stage area where all of our favorite Secondlife live music artists will perform. A specially designed stage for the performers and a large open dance floor and dance machines for all to enjoy! Watch posted signs for scheduling!

The Scavenger Hunt - Hidden on each of the 4 corner sims on the Relay track (Dedication, Acceptance, Imagine, & Survive) are clues with a question related to cancer. Find the clue, answer the question correctly and get a prize. You may even learn a few things you did not know. Each question has 4 responses and you get 4 tries to answer it correctly, so keep trying till you get it right. You will then receive clues about the location of the next hidden question along the way.

Auctions - Silent Auction and Art Auctions. Silent auction will be going on from 10am - 10am, a full 24 hours!- Make your Bids! Incredible art items by some of the best artists in SL are up for bidding at the Silent Action. Memorable pieces honor survivors, caregivers, victims, and the fight against cancer itself, along with other pieces. The Silent Auction features clothings, one of a kind items, and so much more! If you have something you would like to see auctioned, please contact Mike Burleigh, all proceeds go to this year's Relay for Life!

Fishing - You know a diet healthy in fish is good for preventing cancer, so come catch your virtual dinner. Design has set up a beautiful area for fishing in our Water Sailing and Fishing sim. Visit the vendor on the dock, buy the supplies you need and fish! You may even amaze yourself with what you catch and the stories are good for a year about the one that got away! All proceeds go towards the Relay total, and it's FUN too!

Mining Roller Coaster in the Sky - Located on the Wish sim. Many cancer patients feel like they are on a roller coaster when they first discover they have been stricken by the disease. Take a ride on this wild coaster in the sky and see for yourself what it can be like.

Storytelling Play in the Park (4pm, sim to be determined)- An hour and a half of story telling fun. "The Fire is a haunting 18th century tale of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Follow American brat Frankey and Pete the peasant as they visit 1789 during a famine. Will Frankey redeem himself?" This play sends a message of strength and willpower, much like a cancer survivor, these traits are not an option, but a necessity.

Surfing - Catch a wave and ride it through! The tide is high and and perfect for a surf board to sail it to the end. Cancer patients can experience some rough waters as they work their way through weeks, months, and sometimes years of treatments. This also signifies the waves of emotion that come along with surviving these treatments.

There will be a few other attractions as well, such as a Riverboat on the sim named Treatment, and Water Slide Tubes on the Unity sim! Be sure and check it all out!

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Hour by Hour in Detail

10am - 11am - Opening Ceremonies

11am - 12pm - Survivor Hour - 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"

12pm - 1pm Caregiver Hour - The Caregivers are 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!

1pm - 2pm - Team Spirit Hour - Team Shirts and banners. Walk the track with pride for all you have done to help find a cure for cancer.

2pm - -3pm - International Hour - Dress in your counties colors for an hour of fun

3pm - 4pm - More Birthday's Hour - The American Cancer's Theme for 2010 Relays is More Birthdays. What do we do at birthdays? Make Wishes - Wish On A Cure. Put on your Party Hats. Carry your balloons. Maybe you are a big present. Wear a titler with your Birthday Month, or Birthday Wish. A world with more birthdays is a world with less cancer.

4pm - 5pm Hillbilly Highway - Country tunes and bluegrass will keep you kicking up your heels, so dress in your best Yeeee Hawww outfit.

5pm - 6pm Get Active Hour - football, rugby, hockey, yoga, swimming, any sports or exercise clothing. The Great American Get Active Challenge encourages us to get 30 minutes of exercise a 5 plus days a week over and above our usual activities.

6pm - 7pm - The Tacky Tourist Hour - The name says it all..

7pm 8pm Beach Hour - Dress for a day at the beach. Always remember to protect yourself from the sun on land and sea even on a cloudy day

8pm - 9pm Dress Up Hour - Put on a Nice Dress or Suit as you walk the track and Celebrate Relay for Life

9pm - 10pm - Luminaria Ceremony - (done quiet reflection with poetry 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)

10pm - 11pm Meet a new friend hour - say hello to someone you don't know and walk a bit with them

11pm - 12am - Heath Matters - Maybe you are a banana, or an orange, or a carrot? Or simply dress in a healthy food color. The Great American Eat Right Challenge encourages us to aim for a healthy body weight and eat a well -balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetable and whole grains.

12am- 1am - Midnight Masquerade - Wear a Masque and Dress as a Creature of the Night

1am - 2am Fantasy Hour - Wings, Tails, Furries, Fairies, Wizards and Magicians

2am - 3am Silly Hats Hour

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 Walk Like A Pirate - Arh Maties ... dar be pirates on the track dressed in their swashbuckler attire with parrots on their shoulders and a swagger in their step. (Please Limit use of Scripted Items!)

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

6am - 7am - 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 = Caring & Curing Hour - Doctors, Nurses, Scientist - Working together to beat cancer. The Great American Health Check encourages you to find out what cancer screening tests are appropriate based on your age and family history... discuss them with your doctor. Screening can prevent cancer or detect it at is earliest, most treatable stage.

8am - 9am Formal Wear Hour - The Last Lap or Relay For Life 2010 - Join us in your Finest formal attire (but try to keep it low prim please) and walk the track as you prepare for the closing ceremonies of Relay 2010

9am - 10am - Closing Ceremony

10am - 12pm Thank You Hours - Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee. Celebrate YOUR Relay!

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Second Life Newser got a chance to talk to some of the Relay officials at the Welcome Center in the Relay for Life sim at (235/28/22). A purple square at the exit will teleport residents at random into one of the 34 Relay stations across the track. Unlike previous Relays, there is no official start and finish like. The decision was made to minimize congestion, "pile-ups," and lag for those entering. There's also notecards of all the team campsites so one can teleport to any desired, plus one of the designer builds.


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