MSABC SL Kicks-off on Sunday September 7th

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On August 16th I covered the upcoming 2014 Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life season, which officially runs through the months of September and October, and forms a part of the RFL SL season.

The organising team’s chair, Jessi Warrhol has now released information on the season’s kick-off event.

Things will start on Sunday September 7th at 09:00 SLT with a pre-event show from T1 radio. The full schedule will be as follows, remember all times SLT, 24-hour clock notation, as usual!

  • 09:00-10:00 – T1 Radio Pre Kick Off Show
  • 11:00-16:00 – Musical Performances
  • 15:30 – While you are dancing away at kickoff, join the team at the special Making Strides broadcast booth for the premiere of the T1 Radio Show “Getting in Stride With Tee and Nuala”.

The kick-off event will be taking place as a special venue alongside the American Cancer Society’s main region – teleport there and follow the signs.

Get Involved!

You can get involved by becoming a member of the Pink Club and being one of the MSABC sponsors for the 2014 seasons. The MSABC sponsorship page provides information on the available sponsorship packages for those interested.

Individuals, businesses, groups and organisations across SL can also provide direct support throughout September and October. Simply request a fundraising toolkit  and get started making strides in Second Life!

Survivors and Caregivers

Please register so that the MSABC team can keep you up to date with Strides activities and so that you can receive the special 2014 breast cancer survivor and caregiver packet.

Hunt Participants and Gifts

The I feel, You Feel hunt will run from September 21st to October 31st, and applications are still open for those creators and businesses willing to participate in the hunt and donate gifts. Items do not have to be all pink, and those wishing to provide clothing are asked to consider making both a male & female gift or a unisex item, as the hunt is for everyone. Those stores and businesses wishing to participate in the hunt are asked to complete the hunt application form, and to address any questions to Earth Nirvana in-world.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the United States, uniting more than 300 communities across the country. Every breast cancer walk run during the MSABC’s season is seen as an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honour those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness on how the risk of breast cancer can be reduced, and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services and access to mammograms for women who need them.

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Striding out against breast cancer in SL

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September 1st through October 31st 2014 will mark the 2014 Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life season, as a part of the Relay for Life of Second Life 2014 fundraising activities.

Details of the events planned for the season are a little scant on the ground at the moment – but with the official website now up and running, that is sure to change. The theme for this year’s activities is Seasons of Pink, and right now the organisers are looking for support in a number of areas.

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Support Volunteers

The 2014 Committee is looking for dedicated and customer oriented people to help throughout the fundraising season If you are interested in helping with either outreach activities or as a member of the marketing and events staff, please fill out the volunteer form.

Sponsors

Sponsorship packages for  the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life Event Season are now available, starting at L$5000 for a Bronze package. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals, groups, businesses, and organisations.For full details on the range of packages available please visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer across SL website sponsorship page. All questions relating to sponsorship should be addressed to Committee chair jessii2009 Warrhol in-world.

Hunt Participants and Gifts

The I feel, You Feel hunt will run from September 21st to October 31st, and the Making Strikes organisers are looking for creators and businesses willing to participate in the hunt and donate gifts. Items do not have to be all pink, and those wishing to provide clothing are asked to consider making both a male & female gift or a unisex item, as the hunt is for everyone. Those stores and businesses wishing to participate in the hunt are asked to complete the hunt application form, and to address any questions to Earth Nirvana in-world.

Fundraising Activities

Those wishing to run fundraising events on behalf of Making Strides are asked to read the event fundraising and donations guidelines ahead of contacting the organisers.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the United States, uniting more than 300 communities across the country. Every breast cancer walk run during the MSABC’s season is seen as an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honour those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness on how the risk of breast cancer can be reduced, and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services and access to mammograms for women who need them.

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