If you don't know about it already, "Relay for Life
" is already in full swing on SL. RfL is a benefit for the American Cancer Society that's been run annually for 25 years now, and this is year #5 in SL. And already, records are being obliterated from last year. So what does this have to do with a 45' tall snail?
Well, I plunked down some money (more than I probably should have) to take part in a giant snail race this Saturday to benefit Relay for Life. I coulda got in for a lot less, but I wanted to start near the front of the line. They're hoping for 200 racers this go-round, and I figured I'll take my chances on the lag being lower this way. Some statistics for this event. 45 sims, 50 minutes to a few hours to finish the race. They had around 100 racers last go-round
, and as of this moment 25 people purchased scarves to start in the most forward sim. And it starts Saturday, 2 PM SLT. It'll be broadcast "Live" on SLCN.tv
(Treet TV now)
So I gots me a snail, and I pimped my Helix Aspersa! I see a 45' tall snail, and somehow my brain thinks "TANK". But I don't want to put a weapon on the thing. So, I went a similar vein. Camo'd the shell and the skin, added tank treads, gave him a bandoleer with supplies (3 bottles of snail ale, 1 vegan MRE, a backpack and an industrial sized harmonica), helmet and goggles complete the package nicely. Just enough for a 45 sim hike.
And the snails themselves are free. Hit up the SLURL above, and all the stuff you'll need to get into the RfL race is right there. Pick up a snail, a "pimp my snail" kit, and donate some linden to get a scarf, and you're in. Just be prepared for a lagtastic time. I'm not going to try to win, I just want to somehow finish. And if you don't want to race, but want to donate, I've got a website going with ACS
so you can donate if you so choose. Oh, and I've got an RFL team called "Riders for a Cure", and I'll be organizing fundraisers up to the RFL event itself.