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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!

 

Signups are open for Walk-a-thon

The 5th Annual Strides Walk-a-thon is open for signups.

What is a walk-a-thon?

Walk-a-thon – an event where people volunteer to walk a track, path, or distance for a set amount a time. For every completed lap, mile, or round of the walk that they complete, their sponsors donate an amount of money to a cause or reason the walker is supporting.

Sponsor – a person who makes a donation to the cause or reason based on the performance of the walker. A sponsor can be a friend, family, business or any individual willing to support the walker and the cause.

In this case, walkers are walking to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Breast Cancer. All the donations made to the walkers will go directly to the American Cancer Society Strides program.

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. The American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer.

Sign up to be a walker and start right away finding your sponsors. Once you have signed up to walk at the October 19th event you will pass a walkers folder with helpful information to get you going and set up. Everyone is welcome to walk. Buddy up and walk with a friend or two! As the poster says, “We all leave footprints, Make Yours Count!!!” in the fight against Breast Cancer. Follow the link here to get all the details : 2019 Strides Walk-a-thon For more info contact Leala Spire.

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.

Leading The Fight Against Breast Cancer

A message from Stingray9798 Raymaker…

We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month, but did you know that American Cancer Society volunteers in Second Life work year-round to raise money and plan our pink-themed events that happen each fall? In 2018, our 5 campaigns combined to raise over $8,632 USD toward the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer mission.

We appreciate all of the support that our “pink” volunteers across Second Life have dedicated. The 2018 total is the second highest ever, for Making Strides, and represents a significant fundraising increase over 2017. This is another example of how important it is to work together for a shared goal, where we are all important members of the Second Life community, and we recognize the valuable contributions we can all make. Whether you are a photographer, a merchant, a home builder, or any other active member of Second Life, there is an opportunity for you to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life.

Leala Spire & Sandie Slate have already begun planning for 2019. Anyone interested in participating in MSABC in SL should contact them. It’s never too early to get started!