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Spooky Facts about Breast Cancer

Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States
**One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
**Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
**Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
**Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
**Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
**On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
**Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.


The good news..

Good News About Breast Cancer Trends

In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

****more information, Cancer facts

 

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Don’t miss the Parade of Homes

From sleek modern to cozy, there’s something for every home taste in the Parade of Homes.

Be sure to stop by the houses on the Parade, which goes through Wednesday.. Be sure to bring your Lindens because the houses are for sale and many of the stops also have furniture and more that goes with the homes, all benefiting MSABC Across Second Life.

Here’s a brief rundown of what you’ll see on the tour:

PARADE OF HOMES (1)Wood paneling warms the sleek modern Miami Loft from Harrys Houses. The skybox features plenty of room while still maintaining an open feel.

PARADE OF HOMES (7)Take a trip to the Middle East with the White Villa from Studio Craft Architect. With its clean lines and exotic flair, the Villa transports you to a 1,000 Arabian nights!

PARADE OF HOMES (6)The sprawling home from Pierce Designs Studios is an experience that is not to be missed. The multi-level home with a river running through it brings nature indoors. Explore the hillside home and see what wildlife you can spot.

PARADE OF HOMES (5)Feel the fog rolling in off the water in the mAI Sweet Home in its Lighthouse. With Old World charm, the lighthouse would be a graceful addition to your home.

PARADE OF HOMES (3)Plan to spend some time visiting the Love Everlasting homes. There’s two of them, each with a separate look and feel. See the indoor waterfall at the modern-style chalet or take in the coziness of the stone cottage. Both are available fully furnished and the decor is also separately available, all proceeds going toward MSABC!

PARADE OF HOMES (2)Rowanessque;s cozy cabin has cleaned lines and is perfect for those who wish to have a smaller home.

house_003The final stop on the Parade is AXL-pro’s house, which is a one-of-a-kind sprawling mansion with its own club and more than enough space for entertaining. There’s a second, smaller home available in a MSABC vendor: https://makingstridessecondlife.org/2018/10/25/bonus-home-to-buy-from-axl-pro/

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

Each year, more than a million passionate women, men, and children participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The events unite communities by honoring those affected by the disease and raising money to reduce the burden of breast cancer.  Dollars raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most so that no one facing breast cancer ever has to walk alone.

Your Mission at work.. RESEARCH

RESEARCH IS KEY!!

Study: Newly Identified Genes Linked with Higher Risk for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer..
A team of researchers in Rochester, Minnesota recently discovered mutations in 5 genes that seem to increase the risk for TNBC. These genes are known by several names: breast-cancer-risk genes, cancer-predisposition genes, and cancer-susceptibility genes. The research team was led by Fergus J. Couch, PhD, the Zbigniew and Anna M. Scheller Professor of Medical Research and Chair of the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.


TNBC tends to be more aggressive than other common types of breast cancer.
Women usually don’t learn they have it until the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body (metastasized), so it may be more complicated to treat.
Treatment options remain limited. Hormone therapies and targeted therapies that help treat people with some types of breast cancer, don’t work for a woman with TNBC. Doctors use chemotherapy to treat these patients, but it isn’t very effective and may have a lot of side effects…

READ MORE HERE…


Newly Discovered Information TNC…
 

You’re invited to a house party!

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A luxury home will be the centerpiece of an auction party from 3 to 5 p.m. SLT Friday, Oct. 26 to benefit cancer research through the American Cancer Society and MSABC across SL.

This one-of-a-kind luxury home comes fully furnished and landscaped with a full club, pool, dock, helipad and more! See the details of it here:

https://makingstridessecondlife.org/2018/09/19/one-of-a-kind-luxury-house-club-to-be-auctioned-for-msabc-in-sl/

The party will take place at the auction house site: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeen/96/92/3503

Tour the house, then place your bid! Entertainment will be provided by DJ Nuala Maracas of T1 Radio.

If you can not make the live auction event and would like to bid higher if outbid, contact Leala Spire-Marchant (leala spire) to arrange bid by proxy.

At the party, all bidding will be in posted in open chat and the starting bid will be the current highest silent bid. Highest Bidder at end of event will be asked to pay the Strides Kiosk to receive their home.

All proceeds collected during the Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life and the night of the Auction Party will go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

But wait, there’s even more fun!

AXL-Pro, the builder of the auction house, has also contributed another home in a MSABC vendor: https://makingstridessecondlife.org/2018/10/25/bonus-home-to-buy-from-axl-pro/

Perfect for those wishing for a smaller home but not wanting to scrimp on luxury.

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

Each year, more than a million passionate women, men, and children participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The events unite communities by honoring those affected by the disease and raising money to reduce the burden of breast cancer.  Dollars raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most so that no one facing breast cancer ever has to walk alone.

 

Raffles Raffles Raffles

raffle-ticketsCome one Come all and get your tickets!!!!  Raffle tickets, that is!!!  There are seven raffles going on right now.  All the raffles will end on Sunday, October 28th at 4:30 pm slt.   Here are the items for Raffle but see pictures and get more information see our Raffle page for more details:

  • Getaway for Two at a resort
  • Private Dining for Two
  • Stone Cottage
  • 4 *RARE* gacha items from various gachas

Mission Friday.. What is MyLifeline?

Build Your Support Community with MyLifeLine.. a free social network available through the Cancer Support Network, empowers cancer patients and caregivers to build an online support community of existing family and friends to foster connections, inspiration, and healing through free, personalized websites… interested? 

 Mylifeline.org

 

STRIDES Walk is here!

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Head on over to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life event for a lot of fun today:

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MSABC%20WalkaThon/144/129/23

Starting at 9 a.m. SLT, there will be live-streaming DJs, raffles, auctions, and of course, the Strides Walk itself. The walk is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but there’s fun scheduled all day and night!

Plus, the Parade of Homes and the Out Shop Cancer events are continuing to be a great time for a good cause.

The current schedule of entertainment on the Strides sim is as follows, all times SLT:

9 a.m.:  DJ Sandie Slate
10 a.m.:  DJ Leala Spire-Marchant
11 a.m.: DJ Ame Starostin
Noon: DJ Aurora
1 p.m.: DJ Corri/ Minx show
2 p.m.: DJ Corri/ Minx show
3 p.m.: DJ Gem Sunkiller/ T1 Radio
4 p.m : DJ Gem Sunkiller/ T1 Radio
5 p.m.: DJ Mady Majestic/ T1 Radio
6 p.m.: DJ Mady Majestic/T1 Radio
7 p.m.: DJ Anni Braveheart/T1 Radio
8 p.m.: DJ Anni BRaveheart/T1Radio

See you there!