March 3, 2010

Relay for Life in Second Life

It is that time of year again!
Lucien Brentano has agreed to Captain our team this year, and I am co-Captain/Igor.

Caledon always has a lot of fun with our RFL season, with lots of talent and enthusiasm demonstrated. I expect no less this year. We will be doing our best to use various forums to communicate with everyone what events are happening and how our team is doing. Stay tuned here, on Facebook, on Twitter, on the Relay for Life in Second Life website:
as well as the notices that will be posted in the Independent State of Caledon Group.

Relay for Life has special meaning for me. My training and vocation is Hospice and Palliative Care. I have a lot of experience with cancer's devastating effects on individuals, families and communities. I also have personal experience with cancer, as my mother was diagnosed 3 years ago with lymphoma.
My focus has always been in education, because that is how we are going to beat cancer - by teaching everyone what to do to prevent cancer in the first place, detect cancer early when it occurs, and treat it successfully. Our Lady of Hope Hospital will be at Caer Firnas again this year with lots of educational material and the return of the walk-through organs!

The Eight Wonders of Caledon will be returning as well, and some new and exciting events will be available during the 16 weekends leading up to the grand Finale - the Relay itself.
It is my hope that in addition to being a fun way for folks to contribute to Cancer research and education, that what we teach might save some lives.
This is Why I Relay.

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