In Second Life, even the newest avatar quickly discovers that Relay for Life is a big deal. Hundreds and hundreds of avatars volunteering their time year after year and raising close to $3.6 million USD during the last fifteen years. And behind every one of those amazing avatars is an equally amazing real life person with a real life story that motivates them to volunteer with the American Cancer Society in Second Life.
Having served two years as Relay For Life Chair in Second Life, MamaP continues to have a passion for the people who Relay and their stories. A retired educator from the San Francisco Bay area, she has always encouraged others to share their stories. Together with Trager, a retired entrepreneur from a small beach town in South Florida, they have a passion for finding new and innovative ways to tell the stories about SL Relayers and their fight against cancer.
What started out as a fun Relay Refresh RoadTrip in a yellow JEEP visiting with SL Relayers in 2017 & 2018, quickly expanded to sharing information about the planning for the 2019 Relay Season, followed by the creation of a YouTube channel to host videos, and then the launch of a website designed to provide information about the American Cancer Society in Second Life.
All part of a commitment to tell the stories of the many people fighting for a world without cancer in a virtual world called Second Life.