A virtual fundraising effort has reached a remarkable milestone.
The fight against cancer goes to Second Life for its 10th annual Relay for Life. They’ve raised $392K so far, and the Relay itself has only just started.
Friday night, Gary DaBaum, aka “Fuzzball Ortega,” will be broadcasting on Krypton Radio from the kickoff of this year’s SL Relay for Life.
The American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay for Life started in earnest last week with an opening rally in four special regions in Linden Lab’s MMO Second Life set aside specifically for the purpose. This year’s theme is “Time For A Cure” and again Second Life residents of all stripes are banding together across the grid in this massive campaign uniting to raise funds to fight cancer.
Krypton Radio’s Exclusive Interview with the Lead Designer of “Starlight”
by Kalel Venkman
“Susan10: I watch everyone around me going on with their lives….They do not stop to think if there will even be a tomorrow. They are smiling, laughing, living – all things beyond my reach. I, on the other hand, spend my days wondering if I can even keep my food down or get out of bed. That life they live, that I once lived, seems almost surreal. And too far away to touch. “
“Susan11: The last of my chemo is done. I am not out of the woods, but my strength is returning. My daughter brought me pink flowers today. I smiled and cried, hugging her. Children are indeed gifts that remind us of why we are here and what we will endure for them.
“Susan: Good news! My cancer is in remission! They can start the reconstructive surgery in 2 weeks. We are having a party today to celebrate my new birthday! Mom, Dad, the kids, my husband, they are all here. Although someone thought it funny to put 99 candles on the cake! How am I to blow them all out???? I think the point is, I am around to blow them all out and hope to be for a long, long time.”
This year, the builds for the Relay for Life relay event in Second Life were spectacular, inventive, and deeply moving. One of the most beautiful and remarkable was a dome of stars. The visitor traveled by boat through a waterway, visiting travel markers that related the journey of one survivor’s struggle with cancer.
The Justice League Unlimited was in charge of security this year at the Relay for Life sims, and as I was doing my final patrol I found myself at the Star Dome, built by Helena Kaima and her design team.
She had just won the Relay for Life “Designer Sim Area Award” for 2010 for her Star Dome build.
Scanner: Helena Kiama is now within chat range
The Cher SL Benefit Concert and Auction was a tremendous success – we raised another thirty-six thousand Lindens for cancer research! But the success isn’t ours – it’s yours! The important research in the fight against cancer advances dollar by dollar, and in some cases linden by linden. Each one of these successful fundraiser events […]