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2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who supported Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life for the 2017 season.

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
Prettykitty Gumbo
Sidondie Carlberg

Silver Striders Award – 21 to 40 strides made
Henrietta Demina
Tahisha Fairplay
Leala Spire
Thalia Lupindo

Bronze Striders Award – 1 to 20 strides made
Sarandel Llewellyn
Cuddly Waffle
LittleAbs Resident
Sandie Loxingly
Stevie Basevi
Sasha Fairywren
Gem Sunkiller
NinaSofia Constantine
Sun Mellison
Rheata Resident

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
Pierce Studios
Amethyst Starostin
Gorean Community
Foundation for Life team
SKYY Games
Jamie Brokken
Noel Snowpaw

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
Amethyst Starostin
Zach Starostin (zachbrig)
Fukuju Amaterasu
Tray Porthos
Nadi (Nara Zsun)
Sebastain Bourne

Elysium Cabaret
Corroded Battery (DJ)
Kyshra Rhiadra
Lina (melina Aurotharius)

Winds of Sahara
Winnie Kicks Cancer’s Ass (winniefred)
Antonio (Murhdur)
вєєвѕ carfıєld (BB Schmooz)
Jo(JMB Balogh)
яeđ Qυєeи (Queenie Acacia)

Mynx Dance Academy
Kysersozee Mynx
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:
PrettyKitty Gumbo
Serina Juran
Stevie Basevi
Sunshine Zhangsun
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

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Fact Friday: Men & Breast Cancer

Guys, did you know that you can get breast cancer too? Just like other forms of cancer, breast cancer is non-discriminatory.

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.

Treatments include:
* Radiation
* Chemotherapy
* Targeted therapies

To learn more about new research developments in the fight against male breast cancer, please visit this page at Cancer.org.