Posted Mon, Aug 22, 2005 by Boomjack
Virtual World Combats Real Life Disease.
The Cancer Society has announced that there will be a virtual "Relay For Life' organized in Second Life. Lance Armstrong pumped his fist and threw a fist-ful of yellow silicon wristbands at us before chanting:
" In the same pioneering spirit of can-do innovation, this August 27 and 28, through the volunteer leadership of Keith Morris and Jerry Paffendorf, Relay For Life embraces the future by going somewhere it has never gone before: Second Life®, an online 3D virtual world with near-infinite potential for creativity and collaboration. This adventurous new virtual setting will allow people to participate in Relay regardless of their geographic distances or physical limitations. "
You can read the entire Cancer Relay for Life in Second Life Article at Cancer.org.