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Let’s Go Shopping!!

It is time to Out Shop Cancer and join the fight against breast cancer!!

With over 70 participating stores and venues there is something  for everyone! Fashion, decor, homes, garden, recreation, role play and much more!

A full Store directory including some Marketplace specials is available here or you can pick up a notecard listing in world at the Making Strides building on the American Cancer Society region.

 

Fight Breast Cancer with Strides Campaigns

Fight Breast Cancer with Strides Campaigns

It’s almost October – have you considered fighting breast cancer through your Second Life? The American Cancer Society is the global leader in the fight against all cancers, including breast cancer; and new fundraising tools are now available for anyone and everyone to show their support.

Fundraising tools are free and can be found on the Second Life Marketplace or by going to the Strides office on the American Cancer Society island.

The Strides Campaigns season is filling up with activities in several communities across the grid, but there can never be too many ways to fight breast cancer until we find the cure! Donations help fund initiatives including the Reach To Recovery program, a peer to peer program that matches trained breast cancer survivors with those recently diagnosed; raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and screenings; and funding research for better treatments and earlier diagnosis.

Therefore, we’re inviting as many communities across Second Life to take action now!

If you would like to plan your own breast cancer fundraiser, you’re encouraged to work within your community or group in Second Life to organize your own Strides Campaign. Make sure to let the American Cancer Society know about it by completing the ACS Calendar Event Submission Form so we can share it with others.

All Strides Campaigns must use the official Strides fundraising tools that are provided by the American Cancer Society. Fundraising campaigns may include events, hunts, shows, sales, or simply putting out a donation kiosk at your club or store throughout the month of October.

If you want to fight breast cancer, but aren’t able to organize your own campaign, you can get involved with existing campaigns listed in the ACS in SL Events Calendar.

There’s also plenty of ways to get involved in events throughout the month. Check out the events below:

KEY STRIDES DATES

Out Shop Breast Cancer:

Starting Oct. 1 and running the entire month, this event will take shoppers across the grid, exploring and shopping at stores in support of Strides. Store-owners will use American Cancer Society breast cancer vendor kiosks to feature special products in their stores. A directory of participating stores will be available at the Strides office on ACS Island as well as on the Making Strides Second Life website at https://makingstridessecondlife.org.

Pink Powerfest
Oct. 19 to Oct. 26:

Pink Power Fest is an 8-day event that runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. Kicking off the Fest will be the 5th Annual Strides Walk-a-thon. Each day after the kick off will have scheduled events to celebrate the power of pink, as in pink ribbon & the fight against Breast Cancer.  Entertainment will include Live Performers, Tribute Bands and DJs from across the grid, all hosted by volunteer hosts & hostesses. There will be Raffles, Gachas, & Vendors around the Fest as well with all donations & proceeds going to the American Cancer Society fight against Breast Cancer. Capping the Fest will be the Harvest of Hope Gala on Oct. 26, honoring all Survivors & Caregivers, and remembering those we have lost. Everyone is invited to attend.

5th Annual Strides Walk-a-thon

Oct.19

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. SLT

It’s that time again to put your best foot forward. It’s time to register for the 5th Annual Strides Walk-a-thon. This year’s walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 19 and be Pink Power Fest. Walkers will start the official laps at 10 am. They will be able to walk as many lap as they can until 6p.m. SLT.  For more information or to get involved, visit https://makingstridessecondlife.org/strides-walk-2019/

5th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors & Caregivers Honor Ball
Oct. 26
Noon to 6 p.m. SLT

The annual gala event will be noon to 6 p.m. SLT on Oct. 26 and 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.

Do you want to hold a fundraising event for Strides? It’s easy and fun to get involved! For more information on guidelines for the event, visit https://makingstridessecondlife.org/fundraising/

 

Welcome Bloggers!

We would like to welcome the 2019 Official Out Shop and Making Strides Bloggers!!

Presenting our official 2019 official Out Shop Cancer & Making Strides blogroll!

  1. Lizzy’s Grand Adventures – Lizzy Austen (Lizzy Gracemount)
  2. Southern Peach – Mєℓαиι Cнαяℓσттє Äмaяa (raidenrose)
  3. Katnip Times – ღ ѕeren ғυrвall ღ (mrsseren)
  4. Ceja’s Curvy Chic – Ceja Laval
  5. BamPu Legacies of SecondLife – Bambi Chicque (bambichicque)
  6. Gabby Jaws FASHION BLABBER BLOG – gabbyjaws
  7. Gem’s Finds – Gem Henly
  8. Splashing Red’s Fashionista Blog – ⓜⓔⓞⓦMaxAna Moonlightⓜⓔⓞⓦ (maxana.birdsong)
  9. ElsaFlame96 – ElsaFlame
  10. Munky Soulstar – ღMunkyღ (funkymunky.soulstar)
  11. Aerlinniel’s Adventures – Aerlinniel Roughneck (aerlinniel.vella)
  12. Kitten Lockwood – ĸιттen locĸwood-pyтнon (avalonkitten)
  13. Lilith Fashion – Lilith Mumbhata
  14. I.GOT.IT.AT. – Ms Christine Simunyé™ (christinecoreay)
  15. Port Sea Breeze – Breezy Carver
  16. Binushake – ლBI-NUლ (binushake.bluebird)
  17. Pixel Little Details – sυsнα ℓαмy (lshakti)
  18. Bobi’s Not-So-Secret Diary – ʙᴏʙɪ ʙʟᴀᴄᴋ ᴅɪvɪɴᴇ (bobinka82)
  19. Mishaps In Fashion/ This Girl’s Second Life – Bells Semyorka
  20. Silent Raindrops – Middia Masaki (midnyte.childs)
  21. Demetra Fashion Blog – ღ Demetra Botley ღ (demetralust)
  22. RRL Design – RoxyRoseLee
  23. SL According to Miss Mo – Mahogany Soulstar
  24. Fashion Music Mayhem – Kammie (kammie2)
  25. *Chiquita – Jules (vladjulia)
  26. Amethyst Starostin Cheveyo – Ame Starostin Cheveyo (amethyst.starostin)

 

Final Call for Out Shop Cancer Merchants!

Last call for merchants to join in the 2019 Out Shop Cancer shopping event!! All merchants, all genres are invited to join!

For full event details, please visit the Out Shop Cancer page here.

All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

 

Raise Awareness!

October is fast approaching and our time to shine the spotlight on breast cancer. All are welcome to use these poster to decorate your venues and raise awareness.

To grab your set of textures (these and several more), stop by the Event room at the Strides building on the American Cancer Society campus and look for the giver on the back wall of the room.

P.S. For those looking for Making Strides fundraising tools, updated tools will be released soon – watch for notices!

 

There’s Still Time!

There’s still time to be part of the 2019 Out Shop Cancer Shopping event!!

All designers from across the grid are invited to take part! And new for 2019 we have added a Marketplace component!!

For full details and to register, visit here.

National Cancer Survivors Day Garden Party

It’s a Semi Formal Garden Party to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day!
 
Join us, Sunday, June 2, 2019 starting at 1pm slt for a day fill of music and celebration.
 
**Starting us off:
1pm slt – Marqs DeSade performing live!
 
Marqs DeSade’s strong, pure and deeply sensuous voice takes command and draws his audience into the stories and emotions of his songs. His music is influenced by the classic rock of The Beatles, CCR, Eagles and various other talented artists forming his eclectic style. Marqs covers an impressive list of songs and always delights his audience.
 
**Followed by:
1pm slt – Austin Moores live!
 
Austin Moores was raised in music from an early age and has performed in bands and orchestras. He has played guitar, brass instruments and flute. He spends his time now with mostly vocals. In RL he took a 15 year break from music and has recently started performing in the virtual worlds. He does crooning, country, and pop. While he enjoys those genres, he loves doing Neil Diamond.
 
** A Special Relay Rap Live Talk Show at 3:30pm slt is next
Cancer Survivors Trader Whiplash & Sandie Slate will be joined by members of the ACS Cancer Survivor Network who will share their stories and how the support group helps them with the day to day issues of living with cancer.
 
**Wrapping up the day :
The Time Machine – with Trader Whiplash. 5 – 7pm slt
 
Dance to the magical sounds of the 60’s as Trader takes us on a special journey through time. Dance in the garden with friends for a musical ending to a beautiful day.
 
**** HOPE GROWS HERE GARDEN ***
Survivors are invited to bring a SMALL (5 pim max) flower to plant in the Hope Grows Here Garden. A small plot of land has been tilled and is ready to grow Hope. Simply plant your flower, and set it for sale to $0. We will purchase the flower and it will always stay in the garden if we ever need to move it.
FLOWER MUST BE TRANSFERABLE