The attendees of the Relay For Life InWorldz kick off answer the question ‘Why I Relay’
“I relay for my maternal grandmother who I never knew who passed when my mother was quite young and for my many co-workers and associates who have lost family.” – Ivanglas Randall (Relay For Life Volunteer)
“ I relay because I am a Survivor and the world needs MORE survivors. I relay because I am a Caregiver and the world needs MORE caregivers. BUT I relay because on July 4th, 2012, I joined the battle again and the world does NOT need any more of THAT. ” – Aryon Dagger (Cancer Survivor, Caregiver and Relayer Volunteer)
“ My father was 1st time as a caregiver some 22 years ago and I am so thankful here still with me today, but Some of my friends won their battle too. But I also lost many dear friends to this horrible disease and I can not stand by and do nothing. SO I Relay for all of them and everyone I meet. I am not the same person I was 4 years go, Relay was a life changing event just like so many. It changed my goals for the future and how I choose to do with my life.” – Bain Finch (Caregiver, Relay For Life InWorldz PR Chairman)
“ I relay because I lost my mother to cancer the day after Christmas 1992 and my sister is a survivor of breast cancer.” kyfire Oakleaf ( Relay For Life Volunteer)
“In my work i’ve seen such bravery and such courage. Much to give me inspiration and reflection on the strength of the human spirit.” – Kasha Selona (Relay For Life Volunteer) :
Today InWorldz celebrated a day in history, when they were able to join the fight against Cancer. Relay for Life came to inWorldz. It was a small and short but a powerful get together that ended with everyone dancing to celebrate a great achievement for the Virtual World. Amongst the speakers was an American Cancer Society representative, who in world is called “Sting RayMaker”. He states:
“ There are so many things that you could be doing with your avatars right now, but you have chosen to make a real difference in the fight against cancer by using the coolest tools at your disposal…a virtual world! First, I want to thank everyone involved with Relay For Life of InWorldz, starting with our Teams, Captains, Volunteers, sponsors, committee members, media partners, and the reason why we Relay…our cancer survivors and their caregivers. It’s important to also recognize the relentless efforts of the people who blazed the trail…who would let no obstacle stand in their way of making this happen. The road to this day has been long and bumpy. Continue reading →
While Second Life’s Relayers are winding down after few months of hard work, elsewhere the party is just beginning. From August 25th to November 6th, the Relay for Life Season for the virtual world of InWorldz will be underway with their theme: Colours of Hope.
For those of you don’t know Relay For Life is a fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, an organization that helps to bring those who are dealing with cancer, those who are carers and those who are survivors together. Relay For Life has now spread into virtual worlds such as Second Life and InWorldz.
Team Registration started on August 5th so if you are interested in being a part of an InWorldz team or would like to start your own, you are welcome to do so. The Relay For Life InWorldz blog has a lot of useful information and news updates that will prove to be very helpful. They also have an in world group for all team members called ‘ Relay For Life Volunteers, all are free to join. You can also keep update by following their Twitter and as well as like them on Facebook.