Trager & MamaP
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 $4 million USD for the American Cancer Society during the last sixteen 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 use technology to tell the stories about Relayers and their fight against cancer.
What started out as a fun Relay Refresh RoadTrip in a yellow JEEP visiting with Relayers, expanded to inviting the MC community to Relay, a first time creation
of a YouTube channel, the launch of a website designed to provide information
about ACS in SL and the production of numerous RFL of SL audio and video shorts featuring the many people fighting for a world without cancer.
Now, in their 4th year, they are expanding their circle of interest and launching Virtual Gumbo TV to further tell the stories of the many people
they have met who live as residents in a virtual world called Second Life.
Fun, fast moving half hour stories that peek through laptop screens and talk
with real life people behind the avatars to get a spicy taste of the “virtual gumbo” cooking in their part of the grid.