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Looking For Your New Home Sweet Home?

 

Then look no further than the Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

Take a tour across the grid during the month of October and explore unique homes that were designed specifically for this event. With homes ranging from a skybox to a 1024m to a quarter region, there is sure to be something for everyone.

All homes are available for purchase, some with various package options. There are also decor and landscaping items available separately.

After visiting the homes on the tour, please cast your vote for your favorites here.

Strides Parade of Homes Shopping Guide

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Get Ready to Shop!

It is time to make your shopping count with the Out Shop Cancer shopping event in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

From October 1 through October 31 you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by visiting the select businesses who have generously donated their time and talents in an effort to raise awareness and provide funds for research and programs which support breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. It is also the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

Get ready to SHOP!

Out Shop Cancer Shopping Guide

Strides Meet & Greet Party

You’re invited to join us for our Meet & Greet party as we get ready to kick off the 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life season!

Sunday, September 30, 2018
1pm – 3pm slt
On the grounds outside the Making Strides office
Event SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/194/206/2

Entertainment provided by Trader Whiplash of T1 Radio with special guests from the 2018 Making Strides Planning Committee.

Explore the Making Strides office where we have a special interactive display set up for you to learn about breast cancer provided by Kaiila Mahoney.

Learn about upcoming events, pick up your MSABC fundraising tools and much more!

Photos For A Cure: The Rack Pack- Submit Your Photo Today!

Calling all Second Life photographers- amateurs & pros! The 2018 Photos For A Cure: The Rack Pack Photo Contest in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is now open!
The theme this year is “The Rack Pack” – think old Hollywood, Sinatra & the Rat Pack, fashion.. be creative!
For full details and how to submit your photo to the contest, visit here.

Spotlight Stories Returns This October!

During the month of October we would like to shine a “spotlight” on our breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

If you would like to share your story, please contact Sandie Slate (Sandie Loxingly)

Space is limited to 5 stories- get yours entered today!!

American Cancer Society in Second Life Preparing to Attack Breast Cancer Like Never Before

Hey, Let’s talk numbers for a minute….

I want you to imagine the Rose Bowl stadium, AT&T Stadium, and the Los Angeles Coliseum, all filled with people…

Now realize that this represents all of the people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer…in this year.  That’s 270,000 men and women.

The good news is that we have the power to change the numbers by getting involved with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life right now! The Strides series of events will feature 5 different ways that you can use your Second Life to fight breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon
October 20, 10am – 6pm SLT
SLURL (coming soon)
Walker registration for this event will open on September 15, 2018. Sponsorship registration will open on September 16. Sign up at makingstridessecondlife.org and collect pledges from your friends and family both in and outside of Second Life. We’ll help you track how many laps around the pink-ribbon track your avatar can make, and then you go and collect all those pledges from your supporters! Awards will be presented for Top fundraiser, most laps completed, most sponsors (pledges), and Overall Top Walker. Get the full details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon here.

Out-Shop Breast Cancer
10/1/18 – 10/31/18
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
This is not just about fashion, this is about Everything! If you have a store in Second Life, and you are interested in fighting breast cancer – this event is about as easy as it can get. Store-owners will use American Cancer Society breast cancer vendor kiosks to feature special products in their stores. Shoppers will make their strides across Second Life by teleporting from store to store with the Out-Shop Cancer HUD.

Get your shopping HUD at the American Cancer Society Island, then visit the variety of stores who have committed to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The more you buy, the more impact we have together. For more information, get the full details about the Out Shop Cancer event.

Parade of Homes
10/1/18 – 10/31/18
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
If you’re a home builder, designer/creator, or landscaper who wants to use your skills to fight breast cancer, this is the event for you! The Parade of Homes will bring shoppers to your store, where you’ll offer a limited edition home through a special vendor kiosk where proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer program.

Shoppers & home buyers can pick up a Parade of Homes HUD, which will bring them to each store where they can shop and make donations! This is a perfect opportunity to discover some of the great home designers in Second Life, get your new home, and fight breast cancer – all at the same time. The parade of homes will conclude with a special live auction for a L$90,000 dream home, donated by Slash Hansome, owner of AXL pro.

If you’re interested in donating a home or shopping, visit the Parade of Homes page for full details.

Breast Cancer Gala
10/27/18 from 2pm-5pm SLT
SLURL (coming soon)
The annual gala event will celebrate breast cancer patients, survivors, and pay homage to loved ones that are no longer with us. This is a chance to meet new people,  reconnect with old friends, and share stories with others about your personal connection to breast cancer. This is a formal attire event with special live performances. Donations are encouraged throughout the event.

Photos For A Cure
Accepting Submissions from 9/1/18 – 9/30/18
Submit Photos at  www.flickr.com/groups/makingstrideswalk-secondlife
SKYY Games is proudly sponsoring this annual breast cancer photo contest where all photographers in Second Life are invited to share your artistic talents by submitting a photo that you feel best reflects the theme, “The Rack Pack.”  A L$10,000 prize will be awarded to the top photo. Additional prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will also be awarded. For contest rules, timeline, and full details, visit the Photos For A Cure on the Making Strides website.

Participate in an Event, purchase an item whose proceeds go to Strides, make a donation to a Strides Kiosk or at makingstridessecondlife.org.  For information on any of these breast cancer events, contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly in Second Life.

Go ACROSS Second Life this Fall with Making Strides!

This fall, get ready for a brand new way to fight breast cancer in Second Life!

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life will literally take you…. ALL ACROSS SECOND LIFE!

Starting Oct. 1, the American Cancer Society will have not 1, but 2 month-long, grid-wide events with something for everyone: The Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life and Out Shop Cancer.

Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life will take you on a tour of some of Second Life’s newest Dream Homes, decorated by top Second Life home decor specialists, with beautiful landscaping features from top Second Life garden and landscaping pros.  Whether you are ready for a change or move in Second Life or planning for the new year, Parade of Homes gives you the opportunity to get everything you need for your SL dreams while donating to the fight against breast cancer.

And new for 2018, we have revamped our traditional shopping event to take our shoppers across the grid with Out Shop Cancer! This year, participating stores will have designated Making Strides vendors at their main store and shoppers will be provided with a teleport hud to take them around to the shops and a web-based shopping guide. There is even a way for merchants to participate on Marketplace.

Of course,everyone is invited to participate in the annual Strides Walk on Oct. 20, and mark your calendars for the season-ending Strides Gala on Oct. 27.

To get involved with any of our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life events, swing by the Strides office on the American Cancer Society region or visit our website at makingstridessecondlife.org.