Sunday, July 17, 2011
Relay For Life Closing Ceremony 2011- $369,069 USD Raised!
(BOSL campsite, Frolic Mills, BOSL CEO, Irishgent Resident, Mimi Juneau, Blackbarbie Bravin)
RFL has been blogged, Flickr'd and talked about for months, actually year round in SL, as this is an annual HUGE fundraiser. But I decided to go ahead and blog it one more time since it's such an amazing fundraiser that helps so many people in real life plus they said there were over 178 people in the area of the closing ceremony. They had 24 hours of entertainment at the RFL general track area, amazing builds, inspirational volunteers and today the closing ceremony. Thank yous were made and shout outs given to the main supporters. Team campsite awards were given out.
There were 42 sims and many builds on the sims and track area. BOSL won first place in one of the best campsite build categories. Most laps award went to jerrazia Lowel. (I'm sure I totally spelled that name wrong and they didn't say how many laps which I wonder about) MamaP Beerbaum and Dwen Dooly, organizers spoke along with others. There was a table onstage with an empty chair representing the lost ones. Honor was giving to their struggles and memory. The 2011 theme was "Seasons of Hope" and at the close of the ceremony it was stated 369,062 USD was raised by the close. Fantastic SL people.. who says we are just gamers... we are people with heart!
(track runners-Purple Power)
(MammaP, event organizer)
It's not too late to see and dontate: http://slurl.com/secondlife/RFL%20Cure/188/123/23 direct link here: RFLHere.