Welcome and thank you for your interest in the 2019 Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life. Below is an outline of how the event is set up, where to register, as well as answer any other questions you have.
All Second Life Builders are invited to join by registering with a small non-refundable fee of L$1000 to hold your space in the event, and the promise to take part in either building or providing a current home from their business in an official Making Strides vendor for the month of October. This does not have to be large build can be any size from fitting on 1024 parcel up to a mansion, and including skyboxes.
As the Builder, you have the decision to stage the home yourself with furniture and decor or let assigned Designers/Creators decorating and landscaping the home for you. Items inside the homes, we encourage to be available for purchase as well, in Making Strides vendors. Empty builds are welcome, but we encourage all homes to be staged if possible.
These homes would remain in the location/store where you the Builder decide to put them for the entire month of October and we would include your Home on the Parade of Homes Tour Hud of the participating locations. If a location is needed for your home, we can provide a space for an additional fee. If you are interested in the assigned location option, please check this on your registration form in order for us to contact you with more details.
The goal is to direct traffic to you (the builder) and your store. No extra location needed, building traffic at the chosen location (we recommend this be the builder’s store) and opening up the possibility of traffic browsing and buying more at that location. Landmarks for additional Designers/Creators to be posted at the site in both cases, as well as a landmark for Builder if we provide a site.
During the month of October, the home and items used to stage that are designated as additional donated items will be places in Making Strides vendors, both at the site (and any additional stores used to stage home). Once registered, Builders and Designers/Creators will have options of using 100% donation or 50/50 donation vendors. The 100% donation vendors are free to use. There will be a flat fee of L$500 for the 50/50 donation vendors. After October, homes & items would return to normal vendors or be unavailable depending on the choice of the creator. We would like to encourage limited edition items that would be unavailable after this special event.
All homes will be featured on website & social media with information on the builder and their business, as well as the stores and people working with them to make the house a home. Exclusive homes or items will be given bonus promotions.
I’m In! What’s Required of Me?
You will be required to:
- Register your home between now and August 15th, by going to the following link : 2019 Parade of Homes Registration
Each business involved can also join our Strides Shopping Event as well if they desire. Here is a link with details and info on that Event.
Is there more I can do to help?
If you would like to help more you can:
- Donate a One of A Kind Item for Auction at the Survivor/Caregiver Gala on Oct. 26th.
- Donate a small item to go into the walkers’ gift bags that they will be given after the Making Strides walk on Oct. 19th.
- You may set items up on Marketplace with a split sell to donate and you can contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly for more info on this.
During the month of October, we would also open voting on “Best in Show” voting. This is where each home will be listed by it’s given advertised name and visitors to the Parade of Homes can vote on their favorites in several categories. Awards will be given to the top three winners in each category. Categories being Best in Show – Overall, Best in Show – Build, Best in Show – Interior Design, and Best in Show – Landscaping.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. 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.
For more information or to donate, visit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life official American Cancer Society page here.