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 well over $4 million USD for the American Cancer Society. 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 social media 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 the launching of a website designed to provide information about ACS in SL and most recently the production of numerous RFL of SL audio and video shorts featuring the many people fighting for a world without cancer.


Now, in their 5th year, they are again expanding their circle of interest to further tell the stories of the many people they have met who live as residents in a virtual world called Second Life. 


The BIG THINK, a podcast hosted by Trager Alter, Jenny Anatine and Bayliner Bob, features extended conversations with the real life people behind the avatars who are teaming up with others to raise

funds for The American Cancer Society. Give it a listen and dare to 

THINK BIG as we fight together for a world without cancer.

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