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Strides Walk 2017 is Here!

It is time to lace up those walking shoes and join us on the 2017 Strides Walk track! The 2017 Strides Walk will go from 10am – 6pm, plenty of time to come over and join the fun! The party won’t stop at 6pm though! DJ Trader Whiplash will keep things going until 7pm and then DJ Anni Braveheart will take over to wind things down from 7pm – 9pm.

If you would like to sponsor a walker, it is not too late! Just click here and choose the name of the walker you would like to sponsor!

To keep the Walkers moving on the track we have a full day of great DJs lined up!
10am-12n – Gem Sunkiller
12-2pm – Tazzie “Tazz” Tuque
2-4pm – Madelyn Majestic
4-7pm – Trader Whiplash & Guests
7-9pm – Anni Braveheart

If you can’t make it over to the sim, you can listen inworld at http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242 (sound & media tabs)
Out of Second Life you listen in using the TuneIn & & TuneIn.com http://tunein.com/radio/T1-Radio-s113797/
Or via the T1 Radio Website at http://www.t1radio.com

Come show your support for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! Dance to the music, encourage the Walkers, do some shopping and explore the Making Strides sim!

 

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Fact Friday: FDA Approves Verzenio (Abemaciclib) for Certain Advanced Breast Cancers

As we near the end of this year’s MSABC campaign, We are pleased to inform you that another step has been made toward our end goal!

On September 17, 2017 it was released that the FDA had approved Verzenio (Abemaciclib) for the treatment of certain advanced breast cancers.

To learn more about Verzenio (Abemaciclib) and what types of advanced cancers it can be used for, please see the official release here.

This is why we continue to Make Strides with your support!

Ways to Help Wednesday: Reach To Recovery

For more than 45 years, the American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery program has been helping people cope with their breast cancer experience – as early as the first possibility of a diagnosis and continuing for as long as breast cancer remains a personal concern to them.

The Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making. As breast cancer survivors, our volunteers give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has been there. Most importantly, Reach To Recovery volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope because they themselves have survived breast cancer and gone on to live productive lives. Program volunteers do not provide medical advice.

To learn more about the how the program works, please visit the Reach To Recovery page here from Cancer.org

If you are a breast cancer survivor and are interested in becoming a Reach To Recovery volunteer, please visit this page.

Deadline Coming Soon to Enter Photos For A Cure: Treasure the Chests Photo Contest

If you haven’t yet submitted your entry for this year’s Photos For A Cure Photo Contest you have until Wednesday, October 18th!

The theme for the contest this year is “Treasure the Chests”.

For full contest information and guidelines, please visit this page.

Survivor Spotlight: LyricWinterwolf Composer

Some of Lyric’s real life co-workers who helped make the first batch of pillows.

As many know, Second Life resident LyricWinterwolf Composer is a breast cancer survivor. Today Lyric shares with us a project she is involved with making mastectomy pillows, or as they have been renamed “Comfort Cushions”,  that she became involved with following her own surgery.

Here is Lyric’s story:
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, my surgeon directed me to a local charity that supplied useful items to newly diagnosed cancer patients. To my surprise, this organization provided me with one of their “goody bags”. This little treasure trove contained informational pamphlets, books, a day planner to help keep up with appointments and a little rectangle pillow.

The curious side of me asked what the pillow was for and I was told to cushion my chest from the seat belt once I had surgery. I thought to myself,  “Wow, I never would have thought of that.”

The small pillow was appreciated greatly but unfortunately was not much help. A year or so after my mastectomy and reconstruction I ran across a “how to” video on Facebook for a post mastectomy pillow.

I was fascinated. My thought was “Wow…if only I had one or two of those when I had my mastectomy and what a wonderful way for me to give back to the organization that helped me” and my Mastectomy pillow fund was off and running.

I set up a GoFundMe, downloaded the free pattern and was off. The count so far is over 300 pillows, complete with pillow shams and an elastic strap. Donations have been received in monetary form, donated material, pillow filling and elastic. Second Life has provided multiple friends and family that have shipped several boxes of material that have made a lot of the donations possible.

If you would like to learn to make Mastectomy pillows to donate to your local hospital or breast cancer survivor group, you can learn how to here:
Print instructions- http://sewveryeasy.com/helping-hearts-pillow.pdf
Video instructions- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z072j-_S1d4

If you would like to support Lyric’s Mastectomy Pillows (Comfort Cushions) project with a monetary donation you can visit her GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/MastectomyPillows

If you would like more information or to donate materials for the pillows directly to Lyric, please contact LyricWinterwolf Composer inworld via notecard.

Mission Monday: Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on the skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in life that is by no means normal.

Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association at local, statewide, and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program.

The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment.

There is also Look Good Feel Better for Men is a practical guide for helping men with some of the side effects of cancer treatment, including skin changes, hair loss, and more. As well as the Look Good Feel Better for Teens program which is a hospital-based public service program created by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association to help girls and guys between the ages of 13 and 17 deal with the appearance, health, and social side effects of cancer treatment.

In addition to the U.S. program, the Look Good Feel Better Foundation oversees a global network of 25 licensed affiliates that deliver Look Good Feel Better support programs in countries across the globe.  Collectively, the 26-country network has served more than 1.8 million people living with cancer on six continents since the program began in 1989.

There are so many ways to volunteer with Look Good Feel Better and make an impact. More than ever, your dedicated support helps give hope to those most affected by cancer.

  • Experienced beauty professionals such as hairstylists, estheticians, makeup artists, and nail technicians are always needed to help conduct group programs and/or one-on-one salon consultations.
  • Volunteer coordinators are also needed to help schedule, plan and promote the workshops. This role is great for anyone who likes planning, organizing, and working with other volunteers.

For more information on the Look Good Feel Better program, please visit the official website here.

For information on becoming a Look Good Feel Better volunteer, please visit the Volunteer page here.

Relay Rap Making Strides Special- Sunday Oct 15

This Sunday, October 15 at 3:30 pm SLT a T1Radio Relay Rap ‘s Making Strides Special.

Live from Town Square
Trader will be joined by scheduled guests: Strides Leads Leala Spire & Sandie Slate, survivors Dawnpaige Tyler & Emma Rose Shaw and ACS Staff Partner Hope Walker.

Learn about Strides and how you can help your American Cancer Society fight Breast Cancer.

3.30pm Oct 15 – RFL Making Strides Town Square

Come be a part of the live audience! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Making%20Strides/69/170/24

T1Radio – Where Hope Rocks http://www.t1radio.com