Out Shop Cancer Registration Extended!

Due to the tremendous response for the 2019 Out Shop Cancer grid-wide shopping event merchant registration has been extended because we want any & all who wish to join the fight to do so!!!

This event is like no other – we are attacking breast cancer from every angle, across communities in SL and creating a shopping experience with something for everyone!!
If you would like to join us, register today!!

The Out Shop Cancer event will run from October 1- October 31, 2019.

This shopping event will take place across the grid with shoppers coming to your business rather than to an event region. Our goal is to help build your brand awareness through your support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life.

Additionally, for the 2019 season we have Out Shop Cancer: Marketplace for designers who do not have inworld locations but would like to partner with us in the fight against breast cancer.

For inworld stores – each participating designer will set out at least one 100% vendor and/or gacha with proceeds going to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life.  Merchant can then use as many additional 100% vendors or 50% vendors as they choose.

Marketplace stores will be able to designate an item (or items) on their site as benefiting Making Strides and includes the options for splitting the amounts.

There will be a Stores guide of the participating stores on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life website, social media and via notecard in-world.

To register for the inworld Out Shop Cancer Shopping Event, please go

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdrQzIheN30JczjH-…/viewform

To register for Out Shop Cancer: Marketplace Shopping Event, please go

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScbZGwcbLLVTiGTS4…/viewform

For more info or full details about the event please contact Sandie Loxingly or Mar Journey (Mar Silverblade in SL).

 

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There’s Still Time!

There’s still time to be part of the 2019 Out Shop Cancer Shopping event!!

All designers from across the grid are invited to take part! And new for 2019 we have added a Marketplace component!!

For full details and to register, visit here.

National Cancer Survivors Day Garden Party

It’s a Semi Formal Garden Party to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day!
 
Join us, Sunday, June 2, 2019 starting at 1pm slt for a day fill of music and celebration.
 
**Starting us off:
1pm slt – Marqs DeSade performing live!
 
Marqs DeSade’s strong, pure and deeply sensuous voice takes command and draws his audience into the stories and emotions of his songs. His music is influenced by the classic rock of The Beatles, CCR, Eagles and various other talented artists forming his eclectic style. Marqs covers an impressive list of songs and always delights his audience.
 
**Followed by:
1pm slt – Austin Moores live!
 
Austin Moores was raised in music from an early age and has performed in bands and orchestras. He has played guitar, brass instruments and flute. He spends his time now with mostly vocals. In RL he took a 15 year break from music and has recently started performing in the virtual worlds. He does crooning, country, and pop. While he enjoys those genres, he loves doing Neil Diamond.
 
** A Special Relay Rap Live Talk Show at 3:30pm slt is next
Cancer Survivors Trader Whiplash & Sandie Slate will be joined by members of the ACS Cancer Survivor Network who will share their stories and how the support group helps them with the day to day issues of living with cancer.
 
**Wrapping up the day :
The Time Machine – with Trader Whiplash. 5 – 7pm slt
 
Dance to the magical sounds of the 60’s as Trader takes us on a special journey through time. Dance in the garden with friends for a musical ending to a beautiful day.
 
**** HOPE GROWS HERE GARDEN ***
Survivors are invited to bring a SMALL (5 pim max) flower to plant in the Hope Grows Here Garden. A small plot of land has been tilled and is ready to grow Hope. Simply plant your flower, and set it for sale to $0. We will purchase the flower and it will always stay in the garden if we ever need to move it.
FLOWER MUST BE TRANSFERABLE

Out Shop Cancer and Strides Parade of Homes Returns for 2019

Do you know someone who has fought breast cancer? Have you ever wanted to do something about it? Do you believe that we should commit ourselves to creating a world where our children don’t have to go through the same experiences as we have?

The American Cancer Society gives us the best chance to make a meaningful difference in finding treatment options, early detection, and the prevention of breast cancer. You are invited to be a part of our community of breast cancer warriors in Second Life. October is commonly known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month;” therefore, each October, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life offers multiple opportunities for a wide variety of avatars to use their Second Life to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world.

In order to make the biggest impact, we are opening registration for our two month-long events, the Parade of Homes & the Out Shop Cancer shopping extravaganza! Event organizers urge builders, creators, and store-owners to sign up now if you want be a part of the grid’s most-successful, longest-running, and farthest-reaching effort to fight breast cancer in October.

Out Shop Cancer
Out Shop Cancer is a grid-wide shopping event that brings avatars to participating merchant stores. Merchants designate specific items that will be sold as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs and services.

Last year, more than 40 stores participated in this event. Our goal for 2019 is to have 50 designers and merchants involved in this breast cancer event. Sandie Slate is one of the Event Leads and plans to welcome a variety of designers to represent the diversity of avatars in Second Life. “Because breast cancer is the 2nd most diagnosed cancer, and because Second Life gives us the opportunity to explore so many different forms of expression, we are planning a shopping experience that will offer something to as many types of avatars as possible. This means that we need a cross-section of designers and creators to represent fashion, hair, accessories, skins/shapes, A/Os, recreation, art, and anything else that would interest men, women, children, and non-human avatars in Second Life.”

Essentially, if you create and sell anything in Second Life and you want to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer program, you should apply now to reserve your spot. For more information, check out the Out Shop Cancer Info page at makingstridessecondlife.org.

Parade of Homes
The Parade of Homes is a unique event that gives avatars the chance to explore a wide variety of homes and/or stores that sell products to turn your Second Life house into a home. The ‘parade’ is an open-house style event where avatars can teleport directly to each of the houses that are in the Parade of Homes showcase. All of the houses on the tour are for sale, where proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life.

The 2019 event will be the second Parade of Homes in Second Life. In addition to houses, the event is open to all builders, creators, and designers in the Home and Living aspects of Second Life. One of the Event Leads, Leala Spire, is focused on connecting established and new builders with avatars who are interested in making a home for themselves in Second Life. “The Parade of Homes is a great platform for designers of homes and home-related products to get discovered by a wide audience while supporting the American Cancer Society. This means a lot because if you or someone you know has survived breast cancer, the American Cancer Society played a role in that.”

Builders, creators, designers, and merchants in the home industry of Second Life are encouraged to apply now to be involved in the 2019 Parade of Homes of Second Life. For more information, visit the Parade of Homes page of makingstridessecondlife.org.

To learn more about both of these events and the overall Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program, contact Sandie Slate or Leala Spire in Second Life.

 

Mynx Ballet Performs to Benefit Making Strides

Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00 PM SLT

Once again the Mynx Dance Troupe presents a special dance perfomance to benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign.

Come join us on Saturday, February 9th at 1PM SLT for a special Ballet Medley. Dancers from the Mynx Dance Troupe will take you on a magical journey through 10 amazing ballets. This is a not to miss show!

SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/174/92/1220

Encore Performance by Mynx Dance: The Greatest Show

THE ENCORE IS COMING!
“The Greatest Showman” was a favorite movie for many audiences. You will truly be amazed by this Second Life dance production based on the movie.

You are invited to come and join the circus for the day with Mynx Academy. The show will start at 1 PM SLT on Saturday, January 19th and is for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Come early to get good seats your tickets are at the main booth for this Encore Performance

SLurl:
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam Stowaway/176/125/3500

Leading The Fight Against Breast Cancer

A message from Stingray9798 Raymaker…

We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month, but did you know that American Cancer Society volunteers in Second Life work year-round to raise money and plan our pink-themed events that happen each fall? In 2018, our 5 campaigns combined to raise over $8,632 USD toward the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer mission.

We appreciate all of the support that our “pink” volunteers across Second Life have dedicated. The 2018 total is the second highest ever, for Making Strides, and represents a significant fundraising increase over 2017. This is another example of how important it is to work together for a shared goal, where we are all important members of the Second Life community, and we recognize the valuable contributions we can all make. Whether you are a photographer, a merchant, a home builder, or any other active member of Second Life, there is an opportunity for you to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life.

Leala Spire & Sandie Slate have already begun planning for 2019. Anyone interested in participating in MSABC in SL should contact them. It’s never too early to get started!