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A Visit to Pink Power Fest

I started out hoping to blog each day something new from Pink Power Fest. It didn’t work out. I did want to share with you though what people are finding interesting at the Fest. I decided to ask a few random people to give me their thoughts on Pink Power Fest and I’m going to share their thoughts with you. Hope you all will take advantage of these last two days to come by and check it all out. – Leala

It is October and in many places in the Northern Hemisphere, that brings a different hue in the world that surrounds us – autumn. The trees change, the leaves start to fall, the hay grows and crops are harvested. In the midst of all of this, we take the time to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer by way of Making Strides and the American Cancer Society. 

photo by Sunshine

This year, the team put together a week-long festival – Pink Power Fest – to continue the focus and fundraising. The festival is being held on two beautifully landscaped regions. The Making Strides walk was held here on October 19th and it was really a lovely place to walk. But the fun continues with music, activities, shopping and scenic places. 

For instance, who doesn’t like a hayride experience in autumn? Grab a friend and run over to Strides 1 to take a ride. Just watch for the two decked out white Percheron horses pulling a hay wagon and jump on! The horses pull the wagon around through a natural setting. Nice way to spend a little time.

photo by Sunshine

One of the cool things at the awesome Pink Power Fest and Making Strides regions this year is a fairground. You can find roller coasters, a ferris wheel, a huge drop tower, a merry-go-round, a spinning ride, dizzy critterz and even a walking pony ride! Then there is Safari Falls – a log ride that climbs up and around while wild animals watch from the sides with a surprising splash at the end – you WILL get wet!

Be sure to explore the prize-winning livestock, try to stay on the mechanical bull and since it is close to Halloween, be sure to check out the Spook House! There are even Arcade games to try your luck. It would be great for a date or a family outing!
-.Sunshine Gilmore. (sunshine.zhangsun)

photo by Sunshine

I am over at the Strides sims, walking around, I love the vendors they have here for the cars. This one is a monte carlo.  Cool looking car, and of course all proceeds from the sale, goes to help fight Breast Cancer. Lots of other vendors to shop with and raffles also.

photo by Leala

After shopping and walking the track, there is a really cool roller coaster . Wow this thing is far out. Lots of other rides here to check out to.  OH, and don’t forget the dancing.
– Robby Composer

Mystery Shopper Blogger here – wandering the fantastic Fall sims, landscaped by Mac Pierce, and looking at all the shopping carts filled with an assortment of home & garden decor and clothing fashions.  Something for everybody and proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness. This year’s theme is Strides Pink Power Fest 2019. Not only for shopping but a lot of fun carnival rides – must see to believe the fun assortment of rides to have fun on.
But let’s go shopping!!! 

Region:  STRIDE 1
Kalani’s = fashion, offering a pretty formal in red or black, called “Channing”. Note the big bow that compliments the back of the formal.

Leala in dress by Kalani’s and Sandie in dress by Gemstone Arts (photo by Leala)

Lurve (fashion)  sexy little formal with cutouts in the bodice top, side, and back of formal.  Offered in 3 colors, baby blue, magenta pink, teal.

The Crone (fashion) just in time for Halloween – ruby tears and a flesh shell – the perfect accessories for your favorite Halloween costume or goth outfit.

Sassy Brats – (home decor) – the perfect artwork for the holidays.   Halloween; a black cat with pumpkin & bats. Christmas is a sweet snowman cuddling a kitten.   Too cute, must have.

Love Everlasting (home decor) – Mocha Love set offers a little chaise with pillows  Might be good gift for Valentines Day or the perfect spot in front of your bay windows.  A bedroom set and a living room set rounds out the 3 piece Mocha Love set. ALso available a bedroom set called Rose Glam and Neon Pink.

Little 2 Large (fashion) – a classic little mini dress in 4 colors & textures.

PlantPets (Home decor) – one of your favorite SL pets that doesn’t food.  Caladium Hope is a pretty set. Must have for your garden.

Simple Reflections (home Decor) – SR Spiral Ironwork set – copper.  6 piece set in copper that includes the plants! Also a surf board seating arrangement – perfect for your oceanfront cottage.

Touryuumon – (fashion) – a unique nail set in 5 colors.  For Jinx Petite Cenpetitaur & Yabusaka Petite avatar – a sable texture & appliers for upper body skin, eyes, belt & vest outfit.

Balaclava!!  (home decor) – a Pretzel machine!  Yes.. with pretzels displayed and touch for your very own warm pretzel.

Roped Passions – (fashion) – Salacious Scarlett Outfit – little mini dress with matching stockings and necklace.

Pumpkin patch with Inflatable haunted house in background (photo by Leala)

**  Pumpkin carving patch!!  You pick a pumpkin and get to carve it, touch to light it and take it with you when done.

+RWS+   (home decor)  Inflatable haunted house.  30 prims, copy/mod.

Lore Wear Clothing (fashion)  exclusive – a tank top and skirt set with “Fight Strong” on the tank top.  Also offered the cutest little pink kitten in a cupcake stuffie.

Simply Shelby  (home decor) Cherished Hanging Bench – with hot pink flowers on the trellis over the bench.  Perfect for your garden. Also a Enchanted Crystal Garden, a little pink garden fairy keeping watch over pink flowers and crystals.

Ąŗį Ąņãţįņę (shop name unknown)  (fashion) several cute dresses, t-shirts and tops.  Men and women styles. – must see.

Epicine  (fashion)  Tarra shorts – pretty in pink with a rainbow on the back pocket. Support the Fight wristbands in 5 colors and sayings.  A Heart of Hope tattoo – must see.

Snokis Art (home decor) –  unique hand drawn art work with sayings.

Kitty Creations  (home decor) Summer Dream Pavilin in 4 colors; His Leather chair (with hud. 8 color choices, 69 animations);  Hanging Bed Garden Gazebo; Round Cuddles Sofa; several styles of seating.

Simple Terms  (fashion) Courage – little mini dress in 3 colors

Stoneworks (fashion) Barely Pink Roses Lady Ascot hat

Allure Couture Group (fashion)  Jill Jeans outfit fatpack – top, slacks and shoes – several colors.

Moon & Back Creations (fashion) 9 different sets of pink textures – each set has 10 textures

Region:  STRIDES 2
Dench Designs (home decor)  Sherwood Table – perfect for the little spot in the forest, with male and female animations in the chairs.

Fire Within (fashion)  sweatshirt for male & female with “Fight Believe Survive” texture on front.

Artisanna Tattoos (fashion)  A Touch of Pink – body tattoo, pretty pink flowers from neck to leg – perfect with that pink bikini

Changed Seasons (fashion)  Kate – a cute little romper with pink flowers on bodice and little ruffle skirt

in.SANITY Designs (fashion)  a leggings and crop top in 10 colors, in single or fatpack

The Bold Llama T-Shirt Company (fashion)  t-shirts in a variety of texture styles and colors.

DCKM  (home decor)   A variety of framed pictures to choose from.

The WHite Bunneh  (home decor) the cutest cupcake with sprinkles and a bunneh on the cupcake liner.  Also little fish bowl aquarium with animated fish

lunamoon’s Creation Shop  (fashion) Holiday Sequin Fitmesh high slit gown – in 12 texture colors.  Four halloween outfit and a Masquerade Black Satin Party dress with heels and mask.  – not so mystery shopper, Eclair (eclair.martinek)

Hope you will drop by and check out these great things and more!!!! See ya there!!

Day 2 of Pink Power Fest

What a crazy & amazing first day at Pink Power Fest!!! There were times the sims were full. The entertainment is awesome and all the OutShop Cancer Merchants that have added their vendor to the event, makes this a place not to miss. Pierce Design Studio and their team help by making these sims just perfect. It’s a Country Fair that you can enjoy all day long.

Today we kick off our second day here at Pink Power Fest and here is the line up for today:

12:00 PMBlack Vinyl Tribute
2:00 PMDJ LANDY ™ (landau.shippe)host: Elayne Diavolo
4:00 PMWayne Rhodell (wvhillbilly44) host: Elayne Diavolo
5:00 PMTrader Whiplash w/ T1 Radio host: Elayne Diavolo
7:00 PMDJ ηιηנαClαυʂ (ninjaclaus1.svoboda)host: Darlene Snowbear

Come on by and enjoy the entertainment, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin… the list of things to do just go on and on. Did I mention the Raffles and Auctions too?? OMG and the Inflatable Acoustic and Electric Guitars Gacha!!!! They have animation to play them built in too! oh oh and the Doll house!!! Well just come on by and see for yourself!!!!

Here is where you will find us: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strides%202/6/221/23

Signups are open for Walk-a-thon

The 5th Annual Strides Walk-a-thon is open for signups.

What is a walk-a-thon?

Walk-a-thon – an event where people volunteer to walk a track, path, or distance for a set amount a time. For every completed lap, mile, or round of the walk that they complete, their sponsors donate an amount of money to a cause or reason the walker is supporting.

Sponsor – a person who makes a donation to the cause or reason based on the performance of the walker. A sponsor can be a friend, family, business or any individual willing to support the walker and the cause.

In this case, walkers are walking to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Breast Cancer. All the donations made to the walkers will go directly to the American Cancer Society Strides program.

Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. The American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer.

Sign up to be a walker and start right away finding your sponsors. Once you have signed up to walk at the October 19th event you will pass a walkers folder with helpful information to get you going and set up. Everyone is welcome to walk. Buddy up and walk with a friend or two! As the poster says, “We all leave footprints, Make Yours Count!!!” in the fight against Breast Cancer. Follow the link here to get all the details : 2019 Strides Walk-a-thon For more info contact Leala Spire.

And The Winners Are…

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We have several awards we would like to present, along with appreciation and love for all the hard work that was put into this year’s Strides Events.  While we will be delivering these awards in-world we wanted to post them all here so these wonderful people could be recognized.

Our first awards are:

Making Strides Awareness Award: This award is awarded to the individual who has spread the concept, message, and mission of Making Strides in Second Life the most.  The following will be receiving this award for 2018.

  • Roxy Bergiere
  • Alea Lamont
  • Moonshadow Rising Horde
  • Nevada Dimitri
  • Mzladyt Valentinoalena

Friends of Strides Award: This award is awarded to individuals throughout the Second Life community, who have contributed to the Making Strides season in Second Life in various ways.

  • Robbie & Lyric Composer
  • DJs of T1 Radio & Legends

 

In our Strides Walk, we had registered and unregistered walkers.  We want to thank them both for coming out and supporting Strides.   Listed below are all the walkers and the laps walked.  Registered walkers will be receiving their gift bags and we will be sending Pink Strider’s Award to all even unregistered walkers as a thank you.

Gold Striders Award – 40 to 60 strides laps made
  • Savina (razihazine)  – 40 laps
Silver Striders Award – 21 to 40 strides laps made
  • Rhea (Rheata Resident)  – 31 laps
  • Sunshine Zhangsun / .Sunshine A. Gilmore. –  26 laps
  • Sandie Slate (sandie loxingly)  – 24 laps
  • Zinks(zinkers.mistwalker)  – 20 laps
Bronze Striders Award – 1 to 20 strides laps made
  • KateForever  – 16 laps
  • Kitty Gumbo  – 13 laps
  • Leala Spire-Marchant (leala spire)  – 13 laps
  • christine1986rae Yootz  – 11 laps
  • Thalia Lupindo  – 11 laps
  • LittleAbs Resident Abriel  – 10 laps
  • Aυяσяα Vαѕтяαиαd (stytchwytch)  – 8 laps
  • Kely (Kelyren Benoir)  – 7 laps
  • Gem Sunkiller  – 6 laps
  • jennydreamer  – 4 laps
  • midnight heston  – 3 laps
  • Rowena Dubrovna – 3 laps
  • Serina Juran – 2 laps

Builders Awards for the Strides Parade of Homes in SL – All active builders who joined the Strides Parade of Homes in SL event were eligible for voting from visitors to each build.  Here are the winners in each category.

Best in Show – Theme          Studio Craft Architect – Aladdin Villa

Best in Show – Build

  1. Love Everlasting Home & Garden – Blossoming Courtyard Bungalow
  2. Pierce Designs Studio – The Aerie
  3. mAi Sweet Home – Lighthouse FARO

Best in Show – Interior Design

  1. Love Everlasting Home & Garden – Blossoming Courtyard Bungalow
  2. Studio Craft Architect – Aladdin Villa
  3. Pierce Designs Studio – The Aerie

Best in Show – Landscaping

  1. Pierce Designs Studio – The Aerie
  2. Love Everlasting Home & Garden – Blossoming Courtyard Bungalow
  3. mAi Sweet Home – Lighthouse FARO

Best in Show – Overall

  1. Love Everlasting Home & Garden – Blossoming Courtyard Bungalow
  2. Pierce Designs Studio – The Aerie
  3. Studio Craft Architect – Aladdin Villa

Congratulations to everyone!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Photos For A Cure Winners

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Winners for 2018 Photos For A Cure Photo Contest were announced recently in-world.  Now we would like to share them with you along with the photos.  This year’s theme was The Rack Pack.   This year’s event brought in more donations than ever before.  Congratulations to our winners and a special thank you to SKYY games for sponsoring the event.

1st Place –  Adessa Mattercaster

MSABC 2018 The Rack Pack _ Adessa Mattercaster

 

2nd Place –  Angelsflyhigh

MSABC 2018 - The Rack Pack Burlesque _ Angelsflyhigh

Ways to Help

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We have reached the end of October and the end of this year’s major Making Strides’ Events. The kiosks will remain out and Making Strides always appreciate your support and donations. For this final “Ways to Help” for the year, we decided to use it to talk about and show our appreciation for our volunteers this year with Making Strides.

First, on behalf of Sandie and myself, along with all the Strides committee, “Thank you” to each one of you who put lindens in kiosks, went across the grid shopping with Out Shop Cancer, explored and found a new home from Strides Parade of Homes in SL, bought a raffle ticket or placed a bid on an auction. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

We appreciate all who planned and held their own events at venues across Second Life. And we celebrate those who became the first set of “Strides Boosters“.

We would like to thank all the merchants, designers, and builders who were a part of our two new events – Out Shop Cancer and Strides Parade of Homes in SL. We are extremely grateful and appreciate all of your hard work and the wonderful donations you contributed to both of these events:

Amethyst Starostin of *Fire Within*
Dolphin Ayres of .EscalateD.
Ariana Petrova of [Ari-Pari]
SexyEyes Valkyrie of AFantasy
Lilac Niven of AvaGirl
Slash Hansome of AXL pro
Katelynn Latzo of BedBugz Boutique
Wayne Bentley of Bentley Homes/ Bentley Furniture
Plurabella Laszlo of Bliensen + MaiTai
Lucinda Nagy of Captivating!
Mizzy Maltz of Compilance Productions
VANYI of DCKM
Donni67 Cyberstar of Donni’s Dollies
Evhah of EVHAH
Tamrielle Halderman of Fae Fantasy Creations
Funatik Resident of FANATIK
Luna Barak of Fantavatar & Moonstruck
FeydaAnn Ferryhill of Feyline Fashions
Harry Quijote of Harry’s Outdoor & Living
St0rmyN1ght Resident of Implings
Tazzie Tuque of Indigenous
Jeanny Loorden of JELO
Anestacia Resident of Just Ordinary
Alrunia Ahn of Lilith’s Den
Roxy Bergiere of Love Everlasting Home and Garden
xrockinfree Resident of Lunistice
Alea Lamont of ND/MD
DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place Home
Mac Pierce (null aries) of Pierce Design Studio
Tyriani Resident of pretty please/ lowlife
SavannahRaye and SadieRoze of Sadie’s Design’s & The Reckless Angel @ MSR Merchant Mall
Kerryth Tarantal of Spyralle
LillyCraft Resident of Studio Craft Architect
maizon Rayna of Terra d’ombrA
Rowanessque Whitewood of The Emporium
Xzavia Yifu of Timeless Textures
Amethestpearl Resident of TRS Designs
SkyeRyder Varriale of Varriale Designs
YokianaSL of YoKana
The individual designers of the Strides Store, hosted by Robby & LyricWinterwolf Composer

Additionally, we would also like to thank Trader1 Whiplash & Nuala Maracas and the staff of T1 Radio/ Legends. Not only is T1 Radio the official broadcaster for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life, we appreciate all of the DJs and hosts who donated their time to do events on the Making Strides sim this year.

We would like to give special recognition to each of our fabulous special event Sponsors this year.
2018 Making Strides Sim sponsor – Sol Existence
2018 Strides Stage Sponsor – Torgon’s
2018 Strides Walk Sponsor – Sanctuary RP Community
2018 Making Strides Honor Gala Sponsor – *Fire Within*
2018 Photos for a Cure Sponsor – SKYY Games

Tremendous thanks to Mac Pierce, Clive Pierce, and the guys of Pierce Design Studio for their amazing job on the Making Strides sim landscaping.

With gratitude, we would like to recognize Marina Sharpshire and Amethyst Starostin for providing the entertainment during the Making Strides Honor Gala.

Last but in no way least, Sandie and I would like to say thank you to the Making Strides committee.  As you can see from this list no one or even two people can do this alone.  It takes many, all have special gifts and talents.   We were lucky to work with some very special people on the committee.   So for each of your gifts, thank you Sunshine, Serina, Kitty, Nevar, & those very special ones who like to stay nameless.

As for ways to help… become a new name next year to this list of amazing people here in Second Life.  Watch for ways soon.

Thank you all!!!!

 

Bonus Home to Buy from AXL-pro

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Slash Hansome, the owner of AXL-pro, was generous to offer the Auction Home that is up for bids.  He also added a second home in a Strides Vendor.  The Recco Home is fully furnished and perfect for those who have a smaller lot then needed for the Auction home.  Here are the details:

RECCO HOUSE FURNISHED

Requirements:

Size: 64 x 64 (4096 sm)
Prims: 888
Parcel with scripts and terraform allowed
Features:

Every room with controls for lights, blinds etc
Lockable Doors
Security
Radio
Adult engines
Decors Rezzers (with temporary prims)
Web TV
What you get purchasing this house?

The main rez box which includes:
The whole house already furnished and all the natural surround made by rocks, trees, waves etc.
The house itself has 5 rooms, all with animations menu:

Living Room (adult couch)
Kitchen (adult engine – many decor rezzers)
Dining Room (adult dining room table)
Bedroom (adult bed – wardrobe with 22 wearable complete mesh outfits with hud)
Bathroom (adult bathtub)

Outdoor:

Gazebo (adult outdoor bed)
Panoramic spot with umbrella

This beautiful home is $L5999.  When you buy it from the strides vendor that is located at the landing point at AXL-pro, all of your purchase price goes to the American Cancer Society and you qualify as a Strides Booster!  What a beautiful and fun WIN WIN!!

Here are a few additional photos of the home: