I have been crazy busy, so just noticed that the fifth annual Second Life Relay for Life is this weekend! For those that don't know, for the past several years, Second Life residents have been organizing a virtual walkathon fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that raises hundreds of thousands of real world dollars for cancer research.
Apparently they are well on their way towards a successful event with more than $240K raised already before the Relay has even started! Here's what was just sent out:
Second Life's Relay For Life 2009 that they have reached the total of
: 243,972.00 USD *smiling BEFORE we officially open the doors! GO
RELAY! GO! GO! GO! YOU HAVE FOUGHT BACK HARD and ARE SAVING LIVES –
NOW CELEBRATE and REMEMBER. You have more than earned this day!
Head here for the start of the Relay in Second Life.
UPDATE 1pm 7/19/09: Looks like they broke the quarter million dollar mark! See new post.