Welcome to VMS Magazine
Relay for Life & SL Part II : The Team
Throughout the vast world of Second Life there are many wonderful people from all walks of life involved with raising money for great causes. One example is the American Cancer Society and it's Relay For Life. Some of these people come together and unite for a common cause; such is the case when it comes to the Relay For Life of Second Life. Whether these people hold professions on Second Life of builders, clothing designers or even live musicians, they all have one goal as a team; to raise awareness along with money, to give up their time with hard work and to make a great change for those who cannot themselves.
Of all the teams that are part of the RFL Of SL, there is one team in that is being written about in this article that has come onto the scene to give unselfishly their time and money. This team consists of live musicians that play music from all genres, from country to rock, the people who manage and support them, the venue owners who's clubs they perform at and others who simply just love the live music SL has to offer. These people have to come together for a common cause and to do something great for others. The members of this team have no personal agenda except to help fight a terrible disease. The team goes by the name of SL Music Races For A Cure; this team is headed by their captain Still Braveheart.
Relay for Life & SL: A Bit of History
Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life came into existence in the mid-1980’s. This wonderful and life changing idea was brought into fruition by Dr. Gordy Klatt; Klatt was a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington. The reasoning behind creating the Relay for Life events was to maximize and enhance the income of his American Cancer Society. The very first event that was held by Dr. Klatt was one in which he endured a rigorous twenty-four hours going around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than eighty-three miles.