Who are the Fighting Sunflowers?
The Fighting Sunflowers a Relay For Life of Second Life team was started to reach out to the family community. This team is a safe place where parents can bring their children to events and work together to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. To Celebrate, Remember, and Fight back are our common goals as a group drawing us together to reach for the stars and be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
We have all been affected by cancer in some form or another so being a part of this team gives us someone to lean on, someone who’s been there before. We encourage our team to reach out to each other and build a bonds of friendship that break the mold and span around the globe.
Where did the name come from?
As I said above each of us had been affected by cancer, one very special person in my life was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and within months of finding out she was gone. Her favorite flower was the Sunflower, and we will continue to fight until there is a cure. – Jesie Ja’Nae West
How can I get involved?
There are many ways you can help! We have a Facebook Page so if you would like and share it that’s an amazing way to help. https://www.facebook.com/fightingsunflowersrfl/?pnref=story
You can also donate to the American Cancer Society via Convio and the donation gets credited to our team.
If you are inside of Second Life, you can help out in many many ways. We tell people you can help anyway you feel most comfortable. Donating through the kiosk, Planning an event, hosting an event, attending an event, building, decorating, djing, taking pictures, advertising, spreading the word to your friends. Basically anything you feel you can contribute we can use! My saying this year is Many hands make a light load!
If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of something bigger than ourselves please contact Jesie Janick or Hunni Daniels