Over the years, Relay for Life SL has raised more than a million dollars to support the American Cancer Society by involving people in all the varied communities of Second Life and by sponsoring a series of mega-events such as Fashion For Life. Dozens of teams participate in raising funds as well. The entire program is an impressive display of civic and community dedication to making the world a better place in both lives.
The American Cancer Society funds research into the prevention, treatment and cure for all kinds of cancers. What many people may not know about the American Cancer Society is that despite their name, they are truly a global cancer society with programs worldwide. The American Cancer Society also has an advocacy affiliate, working to change policies to advance cancer prevention, treatment and research.