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ALS awareness week 2017 in Second Life

Now open through until Sunday, February 27th and running through until Sunday, February 28th is the Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week, a charity event intended to both raise awareness of ALS and raise funds for continued research into the disease.

Dedicated to the memory of ALS victim and Second Life resident Harvey22 Albatros, the week focuses on music and art, with both live performers and DJs offering sets throughout the week, and a number of SL artists offering pieces for auction, with all proceeds as well as donations during the week going to AISLA, the Associazone Italiana Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes also referred to as motor neurone disease (MND) or by the synonyms Lou Gehrig’s disease and Charcot disease,  is a specific disorder that involves the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles. For about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases, the precise cause of the disease is unknown; for the remaining 5-10% of diagnosed cases, it is inherited from the sufferer’s parents. There is no known cure, and symptoms generally first become apparent around the age of 60 (or 50 in inherited cases). The average survival from onset to death is three to four years. In Europe and the United States, the disease affects about 2 people per 100,000 per year.

2017 marks the third year of the event, which features a daily schedule of music running from 07:00 SLT through to 18:00 SLT, and featuring a mix of live performances and DJ sessions lasting between one and three hours.

Wednesday, February 22nd
07:00
DJ Samira
08:00
iClubs Disco
09:00
DJ Maurizio  Mitico
Noon
DJ Erya la Bionda
13:00
Maria Brandi
16:00
Michael Arabelol – Live
Thursday, February 23rd
07:00
 DJ Paolo55
09:00
Lucrezia Angel – Live
10:00
Karaoke Party & Latin Dance
12:00
DJ
13:00
DJ
14:00
TBA
15:00
TBA
16:00 – 18:00
DJ Lucios
Friday, February 24th
07:00
Dj Phill
09:00
DJ Lucifero Verne
Noon
Laura – Live
14:00
PlaiRob – Live
16:00 – 18:00
Le Cigalon
Saturday, February 25th
07:00 DJ Tarall Digg
09:00 DJ Coso Deroma and Momi Hallison
Noon
Capricorn Club
14:00
DJ Jane Morli
15:00
DJ Ux Hax
16:00 – 18:00
Myo & Gera’s Lurido Rock Bar
Sunday, February 26th
07:00
White Beach
09:00
Guilia Elton  Live
10:00
Josie Anderton Live
Noon
DJ Francesco Ansari
14:00
Phoenix Joom
15:00
Hogman
16:00 – 18:00
DJ Jill

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The MadPea International Food Fair in Second Life

Logo via MadPea

Logo via MadPea

Now open through until Saturday, March 4th, 2017 is the MadPea International Food Fair, in aid of Live and Learn Kenya (LLK) / Feed a Smile. Featuring shopping, music via live performances and DJ and an art exhibition, the Food Fair has a very worthwhile cause in mind: to raise  L$9,879,000 (US $37,000) to fund the construction of a kitchen for impoverished school children in the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya.

Creators and designers participating in the event include The Cube Republic, Little Llama, Vagabond, Riot, Plastik, Supernatural, Speakeasy Tattoo, Velvet Whip, Refuge, Serenity Style, Razor, RandoMatter, PFC, Nox, Nomad, NOeditON, Ninety, Minimal Jewellery, Mesh India, Lushish Poses, Kargo, Imeka, ITI, Lucas Lameth, Goose, Junk Food, Mello, Merak, Studio, Fiasco, Krescendo, Fetch, La Baguette, Entice, Duvet Day, Eve, Cutie Cakes, Etnia, Cwitch, Disorderly, Cubic Cherry, Chez Moi, Cheeky Pea, Black Bantam, Big Bully, Balaclava, Apple Fall, Atooly-Rockaroo-Gossip, Bellequipe Design, Identity, Adored, Drot, Senses, 1313 Mockingbird Lane and Vengeful threads.

Each designer has made an exclusive item for the Food Fair (single item or a whole gacha set)  There will be decor to clothing, poses to accessories and plenty of food!  The sky is the limit but everything is for the same amazing cause.

You can see the entertainment line-up on the MadPea International Food Fair web page, together with a running total of funds raised (also shown in-world at the event).

If you would prefer to give money directly to Live And Learn Kenya / Feed A Smile, yo can do so via the following links:

About the Project

For many children living in slums their future is desolate with illiteracy, AIDS, child prostitution, child brides, starvation and worse awaiting them.  But you can help change that. Feed a Smile is part of the Live and Learn in Kenya charity that aim to break the cycle of poverty that plagues the slums by giving a brighter future for the children that live there.  Not only do they provide education, but the clothing and supplies needed to learn, healthcare, food and just as important, safety.

Live and Learn in Kenya (LLK) are able to make a difference thanks to the donations that fund-raising can bring them, especially through Second Life.  Our virtual world can make a big difference to the real world of these children and their families too. Did you know, for example, that over a third of the money raised by Live and Learn Kenya to provide daily nutritious warm lunches for over 400 children comes from donations received through Feed a Smile in Second Life?

Recently, Live and Learn’s temporary, out-door kitchen was wrecked by bad weather and is no longer fit for purpose.  The new kitchen will provide the means for LLK to continue to prepare nutritious meals in a hygienic in-door environment, safe from the rigours of the weather and complete with proper food storage facilities. It’s a vital part of LLK’s continuing commitment to helping the children they support.

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February 14th: will you be a hugger, a dunker or both in Second Life?

The Isle of View, the “official” destination for Valentine’s Day reappeared on the grid earlier in the month, and on Tuesday February 14th, the Lab will be host a “Hug and Dunk” session wherein people visiting the isle can opt to either hug a Linden – or dunk them in the water (or both!).

The event forms part of the ongoing in-world meet-ups between Linden Lab staff and users, and will take place between 10:00am and 12:00 noon and 14:00-16:00 SLT on Valentine’s Day. As well as hugging and dunking, expect some music and dancing and lots of conversation!

The get-together was  announced on February 10th in a blog post from Xiola Linden, which reads in Part:

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only – when else are you going to get the chance to cosy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out.

Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View.

Isle of View: will you be a hugger ...

Isle of View: will you be a hugger …

The Isle of View covers four regions, forming a classic love heart and offers opportunities for walking, taking a romantic boat ride, dancing – and even sending a gift of virtual roses and chocolates to that special loved one.

To join in with the hug and dunk session, just make your way to the Love Pavilion (following the illuminated signs). You’ll also find the gift kiosk there as well.

Isle of View: ... or a dunker?

Isle of View: … or a dunker?

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SOS: supporting Medecins Sans Frontiers in Second Life, 2017

Image courtesy of SOS

Image courtesy of Spoonful Of Sugar

In September 2016, the team of Spoonful Of Sugar (SOS) held their inaugural event aimed at raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Also known as Doctors Without Borders, MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare. They provide assistance and medical care to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

That SOS event raised over L$3 million (US $11,118) for MSF, an incredible total for a first event, and the organising team are hoping to beat that total in 2017. Work is already progressing on the Spring 2017 Spoonful Of Sugar festival, which will take place between Saturday, March 18th, 2017 and Saturday, April 1st, 2017 inclusive.

The 2016 Spoonful of Sugar event hub

The 2016 Spoonful of Sugar event hub

Through the two weeks of the event, there will be live performances and DJ sets, dance troupes and tribute acts. And there will be designers and creators from the worlds of fashion, home and garden, and breedables on hand, all of whom will be both sponsoring the event and offering a range of items specifically to help raise money for SOS and MSF.

Right now, sponsorship spots for creators and designers are available in all three categories – fashion, home and garden, and breedables – but slots are filling up. If you are a creator  / designer in any of these categories, and you would like to support SOS / MSF, please visit the SOS sponsorship page to find out more about the various levels of sponsorship currently available, and how to apply.

the 2016 Spoonful Of Sugar Breedables fair

The 2016 Spoonful Of Sugar Breedables fair

SOS are also looking for bloggers to cover the event. If you are a blogger, and would be interested in doing so, please see the SOS blogger application page.

To keep up to date with Spoonful Of Sugar, make sure you visit and bookmark the festival website, where you can also learn more about the work of MSF.