The Relay for Life of Second Life Event Chair Tayzia Abattoir is challenging Second Life residents to raise money on line for the American Cancer Society and to test their fundraising skills in a two-week Convio challenge to see who can raise the most. The challenge itself runs from June 15 through June 30, but people can donate any time after that as well.
Tayzia explains: "Convio is a program where Second Life residents can have their Real Life family and friends donate on their behalf to Relay For Life of Second Life. They don’t even have to go into detail about their Second Life if they don’t want to!"
There are an estimated 2,000 volunteers and team members involved in Relay For Life of Second Life. Team members will be participating in this challenge as well. But Tayzia emphasizes that it is open to everyone. The winner will receive a certificate during the RFL of SL Track Event on July 17-18. The overall goal of RFL of SL is to raise US$300,000.
Stingray9798 Raymaker, Online Content Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life who oversees their existence in Second Life, says: ‘Cancer touches everyone’s lives, regardless if you are a Relayer or not. We are calling out to all residents of Second Life to join the Relay Nation and help us to raise money to fund lifesaving research to find ways to fight back against a disease that takes so much.’
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR CONVIO:
Residents and volunteers who are not a part of a RFL of SL team can join the challenge by signing up at http://www.relayforlife.org/secondlife Click on the "FUNDRAISE WITH CONVIO" link at the very top of the page. Then click INDIVIDUAL SIGN UP and simply follow the quick and easy steps. You will get a link to your page so people can go donate. You can share this with people outside Second Life - you can tell your family and friends, and get the word out through Facebook, Twitter, Avatars United, and blogs.
Residents and volunteers who do not wish to join the challenge may donate at the American Cancer Society sim, http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/130/126/52.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Poppy Zabelin (RFL of SL PR Chair email@example.com) or Breezy Carver (RFL of SL PR Co-Chair firstname.lastname@example.org).