Congratulations and thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 MSABC of SL! You have made a great impact on the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer mission. This year’s event also shows that it’s worth taking a risk on new ideas and trying new things.
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
Silver Striders Award – 21 to 40 strides made
Bronze Striders Award – 1 to 20 strides made
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
Foundation for Life team
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
Zach Starostin (zachbrig)
Nadi (Nara Zsun)
Corroded Battery (DJ)
Lina (melina Aurotharius)
Winds of Sahara
Winnie Kicks Cancer’s Ass (winniefred)
вєєвѕ carfıєld (BB Schmooz)
яeđ Qυєeи (Queenie Acacia)
Mynx Dance Academy
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:
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
Take control of your health and manage the challenges of cancer through self-management. Self-management is all of the actions you take to deal with problems and prevent new ones.
- Learn to advocate for yourself and navigate cancer’s challenges with self-management.
- Explore the Symptoms section for information on fatigue, nausea, and more physical side-effects of cancer.
- Understand your rights in the workplace.
- Understand the importance of taking care of yourself while being there for your loved one.
Create an action deck to collect information related to a cancer topic or treatment.
To learn more, visit Springboard Beyond Cancer today.
Our Photo Entries had our judges split on so many of the photos. After all the points were added and bonus given for popular vote by donation, the following are our winners for the 2017 Photos For A Cure…….
Thank you to all of our participants!
You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Survivor Caregiver Honor Gala that will take place on the Making Strides sim on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Requested attire is pirate/ period clothing (Old World). Have fun with it!
This event is to honor our Breast Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers. All are welcome to join the festivities.
The entertainment line-up for the Honor Gala is as follows:
1pm SLT DJ Dahlia Poliatevska
2pm SLT Performer Keeba Tammas
3pm SLT Performer Maximillion Kleene
4pm SLT DJ Blaze Korobase
In addition, there will be a Live Auctions going throughout the event and Making Strides awards given out. For more information about the Live Auction and Raffle items, please visit this post.
We hope you join us as we celebrate all who have fought against breast cancer and that you continue to help us Make Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The photo entries for the 2017 Photos For A Cure: Treasure the Chests Contest are now on display. They are located below deck on the main ship at the town square on the Making Strides sim.
The rules for the Photos For A Cure: Treasure the Chests Photo contest included:
♦ Photo cannot show privates or nipples (pasties may be used). We ask for tastefully done photos with no explicit scenes.
♦ Size must be 1600 x 1200 and full perms
♦ One entry per avatar
♦ Photo should reflect the theme of “Treasure the Chests”
♦ Photo editing is allowed
You can cast your vote for the Popular Vote by making a donation to the kiosk associated with the chosen photo(s). All votes (donations) will go directly to Making Strides and the American Cancer Society.
We hope you come out and see the talented and creative submissions for the 2017 Photos For A Cure contest.
Voting will remain open through Saturday, October 28, 2017. Winners will be notified on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2017 are:
About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
About 460 men will die from breast cancer
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years. (Source here.)
Early detection improves the chances that male breast cancer can be treated successfully.
There are many similarities between breast cancer in men and women, but there are some important differences that affect finding it early. These include:
- Breast size
- Lack of awareness that men can get breast cancer
- For men who are high risk careful breast exams might be used
- Genetic counseling and testing
To learn more about early detection for male breast cancer, please visit Cancer.org here.
What’s New in Research and Treatment in Breast Cancer in Men?
Studies continue to uncover lifestyle factors and habits that alter breast cancer risk. Ongoing studies are looking at the effect of exercise, weight gain or loss, and diet on breast cancer risk.
Studies on the best use of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations continue at a rapid pace. Some studies have found that men with mutations in these genes may be more likely to develop some other cancers, including prostate cancer, stomach cancer, pancreas cancer, and melanoma. The risks for these cancers will be further defined in future studies.
- New laboratory tests
- Circulating tumor cells
Researchers have found that in many breast cancers, cells may break away from the tumor and enter the blood. These circulating tumor cells can be detected with sensitive lab tests. Although these tests are available for general use, it isn’t yet clear how helpful they are.
* Targeted therapies
To learn more about new research developments in the fight against male breast cancer, please visit this page at Cancer.org.