Red, White and Blue in Second Life

Red, White Blue Event PosterRed, White and Blue is the name of a week-long event being held by Creations for Parkinson’s in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

It opens its doors on Friday, May 27th, 2016, and will run through until Monday, June 6th, 2016, and features live performers, DJs, tribute concerts, shopping gachas, a hunt, a carnival and a special art auction.

The event takes place on a specially constructed sky platform over Creations Park, to help reduce lag issues, and is sponsored by Windlight Magazine, Azul and Chop Zuey Fine Couture Jewellery.

The merchants participating in the event are: Alme, Azul, Entice, KL Couture, Like Design, Meshopotamia, Miss Darcy, Paris Fashion, %Percent Furniture and Lighting, Soyralle, Tashi, TRS Designs, Whimsical Happenings, and Windlight Workz.

The art is displayed on the terraces either side of the main performance area, and features pieces by Barret Darkfold, Carleey Noonan, Cherrycarr Resident, Eleseren Brianna, jamie86 Resident, Johannes1977 Resident, JolieElle Parfort, KodyMeyers Resident, Muse4u Resident, Myra Wildmist, Otoc Resident, Rage Darkstone, Rinzlerkitty Resident, Sheba Blitz, Syphera Inaka and Theda Tammas. All are available for auction via the Creations kiosks alongside each piece.

The carnival includes a host of rides to enjoy, including a roller-coaster, bumper cars, pirate ship swings, a gravitron ride, a Ferris wheel and many assorted side-shows and games to enjoy.

Funds raised  through bids for the art, via the Team Fox donation kiosks, the carnival ticket machines and the gacha machines will all be donated to Team Fox, the fund-raising arm of the Michaeel J. Fox Foundation. The participating merchants also have items for sale through special Creations for Parkinson’s vendors.

The Red, White and Blue event stage and part of the art auction, beyond
The Red, White and Blue event stage and part of the art auction, beyond

About Creations Park

Creations Park was established by Barbie Alchemi after witnessing the beneficial effects Second Life had on her mother, Fran Seranade, a Parkinson’s sufferer and who first became involved in the platform, along with Barbie, as a means for family members to keep closer contact with one another across the breadth of the United States. Creations is dedicated to raising donations for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).

As well as running a range of fund-raising events and activities, the Park offers support groups and research into the positive effects of Second Life for people with Parkinson’s Disease. 100% of all donations received through events at, and visits to, Creations Park go directly to Team Fox and the MJFF. All costs and expenses associated with the region are met directly by Barbie’s family.

You can read more about the story of Creations Park in my 2013 article on Barbie and Fran, or by watching a Drax Files video.