November is National Diabetes Month in the United States, a time when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) draws attention to diabetes awareness, prevention, treatment and support mechanisms available to diabetes sufferers and their families.
In support of this, Team Diabetes of Second Life are and will hold a number of in-world events throughout November to help raise awareness of the disease and funds for the American Diabetes Association.
The events comprise:
The Red Hunt: running throughout November 2016 (1st through 30th), this is an open hunt, meaning you do not have to start in any order. All items are 10 lindens, with 100% proceeds going to Team Diabetes of Second Life!
Participating brands and creators comprise: Bound Chaos; Hatter n Hell (and then some); Mahlberg Tailors; OMG Inc!; PeKaS Gorean & Urban Designs; Pink Ice Boutique; Potomac Signature Homes; Prism; Sevyn East; Shhh! It’s a Secret; Stitches Creations; Team Diabetes of Second Life Headquarters; The Lucky Waffle; Tophat Gallery; Vero Modero; Windlght Art Gallery; Zanze and Zuri Jewellery. Hunt SLurls and hints.
Live Healthy Tips: running from November 4th to the 30th
Team Diabetes of Second Life Art Gacha: running from November 15th through to November 30th at the brand new Kultivate Select Gallery and featuring the artists Oema; Vivinne Darcy; JolieElle Parfort; Illyra Chardin; HeathermKnoppe Resident; Miele Tarantal; Johannes1977 Resident and Eleseren Brianna. There will also be 2 special Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost Art raffles.
The Red Ball: November 27th, 2016 13:00-14:00 SLT: sponsored by Ghee and featuring the music of Mimi Carpenter. Check the Team Diabetes of Second Life website for more information nearer the date.
In addition, November 14th in National Diabetes Day in the USA, and throughout the month, Team Diabetes of SL are giving away a free National Diabetes information pack through their in-world office at Nonprofit Commons. The pack includes information on diabetes awareness, prevention and treatment from the American Diabetes Association, and goodies for Second Life avatars!
About the American Diabetes Association
Established in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is working to both prevent and cure diabetes in all it forms, and to help improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. It does this by providing objective and credible information and resources about diabetes to communities, and funding research into ways and means of both managing and curing the illness. In addition, the Association gives voice to those denied their rights as a consequence of being affected by diabetes.
About Team Diabetes of Second life
Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorised fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association in Second Life. Established with the aim of raising funds in support of diabetes treatment and to raise awareness of the disease in SL, Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessi2009 Warrhol and John Brianna (Johannes1977 Resident), and is served by an advisory board comprising Eleseren Brianna, Veruca Tammas, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, Earth Nirvana and Dawnbeam Dreamscape, with Saiyge Lotus serving as a special advisor.