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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!

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One of a kind luxury house/club to be auctioned for MSABC in SL

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The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is pleased to present an ultimate luxury home for auction, with all of the proceeds going toward raising funds for breast cancer research.

“We are thrilled that a top designer has chosen to come alongside MSABC to help us make a difference with this unique opportunity,” says Leala Spire, Strides co-lead. “The quality of the build is exquisite. One lucky homeowner will have an ultimate luxury retreat that includes everything, even down to potholders in the kitchen.”

AXL Pro Design has donated their Technozen Acqua House Furnished Easy, priced at L$79,999, for the auction. Creator Slash Hansome has put everything you could possibly think of when it comes to luxe living in this house and club, and Spire encourages shoppers to explore the house, which will be on display starting on Oct 1.

With a footprint of 128 meters by 128 meters and 4,899 prim, the one-of-a-kind modernist home boasts 93 adult menus, which means there are thousands of possible adult animations.

This new Japanese-inspired house has 4 bedrooms, a bar and lounge, private cinema, jacuzzi room, sauna, gym, three lounges, a kitchen, dining room, office, billiard lounge, a garage, two living rooms, balconies, an elevator and a piano lounge — all with adult animations. This house has it all, even down to a security camera system, dishes in the cupboard and fully stocked refrigerators and bars! And, for the bold of spirit, there are even two secret rooms waiting to be found.

The outside is completely landscaped and features an adult swimming pool, dock, gardens, patio, parking, a club and helipad. You can even take a walk along its cliff side and discover a natural trail and scenic overlook. For a sneak preview, check out the photo gallery of the house on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/160579805@N03/vsX30s

You can tour this house starting Oct. 1 through Oct 26. on the Parade of Homes Tour.  Tour HUDs will be available at the Strides office, located on American Cancer Society Island starting Oct. 1: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/192/197/23

While touring the home, get your landmark and details on the Auction Party being held on Friday, Oct. 26 and all the info on how you can place your bid.

If you have any questions about the auction or MSABC please contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly.

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.

Photos For A Cure: The Rack Pack

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.

Photos can be submitted from Sept 1-30.

Please submit photos at  www.flickr.com/groups/makingstrideswalk-secondlife

 

 

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.

2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Season is Here!

Welcome! We are happy to announce that the 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life season is here! Our official season will run October 1-31, 2018, but the new kiosks and vendors are available now at the Making Strides office located on the American Cancer Society region.

This year we are celebrating our 10th year of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life and to mark this milestone we will be introducing some exciting new events as well as bringing back some old favorites!

The theme winner for the 2018 season is “The Rack Pack”. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes in both Second Life and Real Life so we want to highlight them all! There are many ways you can go with this theme- and guys you are included too! Breast cancer is not gender specific to just females! For the theme it can be old Hollywood to current styles, whatever gets your creative juices flowing.

Looking forward to painting the grid PINK with Blue this season with all of you!

 

 

2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who supported Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life for the 2017 season.

This year we would like to honor the following people for going above and beyond as well as those who exemplify the spirit of Making Strides. For more information about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life awards, visit here.

 

Striders Awards: recognizes the walkers who participated in the 2017 Strides Walk.
Gold Striders Award – 40 + strides made
Prettykitty Gumbo
Sidondie Carlberg

Silver Striders Award – 21 to 40 strides made
Henrietta Demina
Tahisha Fairplay
Leala Spire
Thalia Lupindo

Bronze Striders Award – 1 to 20 strides made
Sarandel Llewellyn
Cuddly Waffle
LittleAbs Resident
Sandie Loxingly
Stevie Basevi
Sasha Fairywren
Gem Sunkiller
NinaSofia Constantine
Sun Mellison
Rheata Resident

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. Eligibility: Non 2017 Strides Committee Member and starting on October 1, 2017.

Sanctuary RP & The Heights RP Communities
Pierce Studios
Amethyst Starostin
Gorean Community
Foundation for Life team
SKYY Games
Jamie Brokken
Noel Snowpaw

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. Eligibility: Non 2017 Strides Committee Member and starting on October 1, 2017.

Dancers and troupes that were involved in the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer show
Phoenix Dance troupe
Amethyst Starostin
Zach Starostin (zachbrig)
Fukuju Amaterasu
Tray Porthos
Nadi (Nara Zsun)
Sebastain Bourne

Elysium Cabaret
Corroded Battery (DJ)
Kyshra Rhiadra
Lina (melina Aurotharius)

Winds of Sahara
Winnie Kicks Cancer’s Ass (winniefred)
Antonio (Murhdur)
вєєвѕ carfıєld (BB Schmooz)
Jo(JMB Balogh)
яeđ Qυєeи (Queenie Acacia)

Mynx Dance Academy
Kysersozee Mynx
Taema Mynx (Taema)
Mιηту (Mint Knipper)

Margery Gould Rath Award: This award is named after the founder of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement. The award is awarded to the individual who embraces the concept, spirit, and message of Making Strides with humility, care, and dedication. Eligibility: Non 2017 Strides Committee Member and starting on October 1, 2017.

Trader1 Whiplash and the staff of T1 Radio

Certificate of Appreciation for Committee:
PrettyKitty Gumbo
Serina Juran
Stevie Basevi
Sunshine Zhangsun
Emma Rose Shaw (inanna.andel)
Ray Lobo (nevar.lobo)
Sandie Slate (Sandie Loxingly)
Leala Spire-Marchant (Leala Spire)

Certificate of Sponsorship:
Santuary Role Play Community – Stevie Basevi
The Heights Role Play Community – Stevie Basevi
Fire Within – Amethyst Starostin
An Lema – AelKennyr Rhiano
Saga – Christel Morane
The Reckless Angel – SavannahRaye
Gidget’s – Gidget Hollow