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American Cancer Society in Second Life Preparing to Attack Breast Cancer Like Never Before

Hey, Let’s talk numbers for a minute….

I want you to imagine the Rose Bowl stadium, AT&T Stadium, and the Los Angeles Coliseum, all filled with people…

Now realize that this represents all of the people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer…in this year.  That’s 270,000 men and women.

The good news is that we have the power to change the numbers by getting involved with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life right now! The Strides series of events will feature 5 different ways that you can use your Second Life to fight breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon
October 20, 10am – 6pm SLT
SLURL (coming soon)
Walker registration for this event will open on September 15, 2018. Sponsorship registration will open on September 16. Sign up at makingstridessecondlife.org and collect pledges from your friends and family both in and outside of Second Life. We’ll help you track how many laps around the pink-ribbon track your avatar can make, and then you go and collect all those pledges from your supporters! Awards will be presented for Top fundraiser, most laps completed, most sponsors (pledges), and Overall Top Walker. Get the full details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon here.

Out-Shop Breast Cancer
10/1/18 – 10/31/18
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
This is not just about fashion, this is about Everything! If you have a store in Second Life, and you are interested in fighting breast cancer – this event is about as easy as it can get. Store-owners will use American Cancer Society breast cancer vendor kiosks to feature special products in their stores. Shoppers will make their strides across Second Life by teleporting from store to store with the Out-Shop Cancer HUD.

Get your shopping HUD at the American Cancer Society Island, then visit the variety of stores who have committed to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The more you buy, the more impact we have together. For more information, get the full details about the Out Shop Cancer event.

Parade of Homes
10/1/18 – 10/31/18
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society
If you’re a home builder, designer/creator, or landscaper who wants to use your skills to fight breast cancer, this is the event for you! The Parade of Homes will bring shoppers to your store, where you’ll offer a limited edition home through a special vendor kiosk where proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer program.

Shoppers & home buyers can pick up a Parade of Homes HUD, which will bring them to each store where they can shop and make donations! This is a perfect opportunity to discover some of the great home designers in Second Life, get your new home, and fight breast cancer – all at the same time. The parade of homes will conclude with a special live auction for a L$90,000 dream home, donated by Slash Hansome, owner of AXL pro.

If you’re interested in donating a home or shopping, visit the Parade of Homes page for full details.

Breast Cancer Gala
10/27/18 from 2pm-5pm SLT
SLURL (coming soon)
The annual gala event will 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.

Photos For A Cure
Accepting Submissions from 9/1/18 – 9/30/18
Submit Photos at  www.flickr.com/groups/makingstrideswalk-secondlife
SKYY Games is proudly sponsoring this annual breast cancer photo contest where all photographers in Second Life are invited to share your artistic talents by submitting a photo that you feel best reflects the theme, “The Rack Pack.”  A L$10,000 prize will be awarded to the top photo. Additional prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will also be awarded. For contest rules, timeline, and full details, visit the Photos For A Cure on the Making Strides website.

Participate in an Event, purchase an item whose proceeds go to Strides, make a donation to a Strides Kiosk or at makingstridessecondlife.org.  For information on any of these breast cancer events, contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly in Second Life.

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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

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!

 

Sign Up For Strides Walk 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Strides Walk here in Second Life!

The 2017 Strides Walk will take place on Saturday, October 21 between 10 am – 6 pm slt.

Walkers get ready to lace up your shoes and start making strides to win the battle against breast cancer! Everyone is invited to join us on the Strides track!

For more information or to register for this year’s walk click here.

Attn: All DJs, Live Performers and Music/Artistic Acts!

The 2017 MSABC Strides Walk is looking for DJs, live performers, and other music/artistic acts! You can fill out a performer application if you are interested in performing at our Strides Walk event: http://bit.ly/2yE5s5y

Ways to Help Wednesday: Strides Walk 2017

This October, each Wednesday we will be posting and sending out information on ways you can help fight breast cancer as a volunteer. As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save lives of people in your local community, and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Discover how rewarding it is to be a volunteer.

Today’s post is about the Strides Walk itself. This is an event held every year around the country and world. We have had several strides walk in the past in Second Life. This year will be the third year we have done it as a walk-a-thon.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive, 3 to 5 mile walk (in the real world) that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

In Second Life, our walk is very familiar though the distance of the walk may be a bit different and we treat it more like a walk-a-thon to help raise funds. This virtual walk is like no other Strides walk because this walk enables all people to participate no matter what their physical abilities are or their location. If you can use a computer you can make a difference and take part in this event.

List here below is the link you can use to sign up as a walker. Once you are signed up, you will receive a notecard about your next steps and items to help you as you work to get sponsors. This is a fun, easy way to help MSABC. We hope to see many of you on the track.

Here is the basics on how the walk works: Each person signs up and they seek sponsors that donate based on what how many laps the walker completes on the track. On the day of the walk each walker walks around the track as many times as they can from 10 am to 6 pm slt. They may start and stop anytime they wish in that time frame. At the end of the walk.. they go back to the sponsors and tell them how many laps they walk x (times) their donation per lap. The Donors drop their pledged donations in a kiosk the walker has out.

That’s it!! That simple. Walkers will be recognized for their fund raising the night of the Gala.

Don’t wait!! Click here to sign up!