The Miss Virtual World Gowns and Gift card Auction for RFL of SL

Sunday, December 21st will see the Renaissance Galleria host the  Miss Virtual World 2015 Gowns and Gift card Auction.

Commencing at 10:00 SLT, the auction will be led by Neckcadaver Resident, and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to Relay for Life of Second Life. The gowns and gift cards to be auctioned have been generously donated by the following designers.

Azul, Lyrical Bizzare, Kelini Couture, Enzo Champagne, of Champagne, Mohna Lisa Couture, Pixi of Ala Folie, Lybra, Guila, Purplemoon, Sascha Frangilli of Sascha’s Designs, Carrie Snowpaw, and Elysium Skins & Apparel.

This is liable to be a popular event, so if you would like to available yourself of the opportunity to own a beautiful gown or collect a special gift card, all in aid of a worthy cause, be sure to teleport over to the auction in good time.

The Renaissance Galleria's sumptuous fashion show area will host the Miss Virtual World 2015 Gowns and Gift Card Auction in support of RFL of SL
The Renaissance Galleria’s sumptuous fashion show area will host the Miss Virtual World 2015 Gowns and Gift Card Auction in support of RFL of SL

About BOSL

The Best of Second Life Magazine started in 2008 and is focused on presenting the “Best Of” all that SL has to offer and sharing it with readers. Bringing readers a vast array of information and topics each month the magazine covers events, arts, activities, fashion, people, styles, products, sims, movements, and creativity. This in world and on the web publication is the longest running magazine in SL and reaches an extensive SL audience through its large group and subscriber list as well as outside of SL through the website.

The Best of SL Magazine is part of BOSL & Co, which comprises the following companies:   Best Of SL Magazine; Miss and Mister Virtual World Pageants; Miss Virtual World Modelling  Academy; BLVD Fashion House; Fashion Feed; SL Associated Press and Best of SL Couture Boulevard & Renaissance Galleria Malls. Each company is focused on bring the “Best Of” in its own category and work to collaborate together, building one another’s strengths, to promote the creativity of those who are behind the creative and amazing aspects of SL.

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL. In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of  supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well, helps people get well, find cures, and deal with their journey against cancer.

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Support RFL of SL and see yourself on the cover of BOSL magazine!

The 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair is now under way, and runs through until Monday, December 15th, 2014. As usual, this annual event offers something for everyone, including the opportunity to help raise funds for Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society.

On Saturday, December 6th, as a part of the event, there will be a very special auction, with 100% of proceeds going directly to RFL of SL.

Starting at 13:00 SLT, and with Neckcadaver Resident as the auctioneer, Second Life residents have the opportunity to bid to have themselves (or their business or brand or organisation or logo…) featured on the cover of the March 2015 Best of SL Magazine.

To take part in this very special event, all you have to do is attend the BOSL Magazine Cover Live Auction, which will run for approximately one hour, and place your bid – and be prepared to bid against others!

About BOSL

Click to see the October 2014 issue of BOSL Magazine
Click to see the October 2014 issue of BOSL Magazine

The Best of Second Life Magazine started in 2008 and is focused on presenting the “Best Of” all that SL has to offer and sharing it with readers. Bringing readers a vast array of information and topics each month the magazine covers events, arts, activities, fashion, people, styles, products, sims, movements, and creativity. This in world and on the web publication is the longest running magazine in SL and reaches an extensive SL audience through its large group and subscriber list as well as outside of SL through the website.

The Best of SL Magazine is part of BOSL & Co, which comprises the following companies:   Best Of SL Magazine; Miss and Mister Virtual World Pageants; Miss Virtual World Modelling  Academy; BLVD Fashion House; Fashion Feed; SL Associated Press and Best of SL Couture Boulevard & Renaissance Galleria Malls. Each company is focused on bring the “Best Of” in its own category and work to collaborate together, building one another’s strengths, to promote the creativity of those who are behind the creative and amazing aspects of SL.

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL. In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

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2014 Xmas Expo and Winter Breedables Fair preview

2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair
2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair

The 2014 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair opens on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 and will run through until Monday, December 15th, 2014. As usual, this annual event offers something for everyone, including the opportunity to help raise funds for Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society.

Taking place across eight regions, including the entertainment and winter auction regions, the Christmas Expo is supported by many top designers from across SL, and offers visitors a great seasonal shopping experience coupled with a range of entertainments taking place throughout the Expo, together with a some very special events, including:

  • Best of Second Life (BOSL) Magazine Cover Live Auction, Saturday, December 6th, 13:00 SLT: bid to have yourself or your brand featured on the cover of the March 2015 Best of Second Life magazine. 100% of all proceeds from bids go to Relay For Life of Second Life
  • 2014 Holiday of Hope Ball, Saturday, December 13th, 16:00-20:00 SLT:  this special ball will take place at the Nutcracker’s Palace above the Expo. Two special raffle baskets will be on offer to all Expo and Ball attendees, with 100% of all proceeds from purchases going to Relay For Life of Second Life.
  • Best of Second Life (BOSL) Miss Virtual World Gowns Raffles – these special raffles will feature the one of a kind gowns, which are worn by the current Miss Virtual World contestants. Raffle winners will be announced on Monday, December 15th, 2014
  • Hunt for the Bells – participants will be able to hunt for special bells scattered across the Expo. The bells contain a variety of items from SL creators and designers, with each item purchasable for just L$10, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.
  • Silent Auctions & Raffles – many items and even special Christmas ornaments are up for auction and raffle in these events! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.
  • One Of a Kind (OOAK)Breedables Auction – Bid on one of a kind breedables from some of SL’s favourite breedable brands. 100% proceeds of this auction goes to relay For Life of Second Life.
  • Naughty Or Nice – teleport to the participating shops and find the green Christmas present  Naughty or Nice Giver. Touch the box and receive either a nice gift or a naughty gift! You can check back to see if you have been naughty or nice and to get a free gift. All gifts in the Naughty or Nice boxes are 100% FREE!
2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair: the Nutcracker Palace
2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair: the Nutcracker Palace, venue for the Holiday of Hope Ball

For the full lit of events and entertainments, please refer to the Expo’s Event Schedule page. You can also find a full list of participating stores and exhibitors, and maps of the event are also available.

The four regions of the Xmas Expo and two Winter Breedables Fair regions are laid out in the traditional grid pattern, roads and footpaths swept clear of snow and ice so as not to present a hazard to visitors. Stores in the Expo area are neatly arranged in warehouse-style units, while the Breedables regions, as one might expect, are more open in nature. Flanking either side of these regions are the entertainment and auction regions.

For those who don’t fancy walking from one end of the Expo / Fair to the other, there is a tram service running back and forth through the middle of both,  with a terminus in both the entertainment region and the auction region.

Holiday CD

A regular feature of the Xmas Expo is the Christmas Holiday CD, all proceeds from the sale of which go directly to RFL of SL. This year, in a change to previous years, the CD will feature classical versions of favourite holiday songs. The CD will be available at all Information & Welcome Areas across the eight regions of the Xmas Expo and Winter Breedables Fair, at just L$100 per copy – just look for the special vendors.

2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair
2014 Xmas Expo and Breedables Fair tram

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL. In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

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A further invitation to participate in the 2014 Xmas Expo

Xmas Expo 2013
Xmas Expo 2013

The organisers of the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedables Fair have issued a further invitation for people to participate in this year’s events, will take place from Thursday December 4th through until Monday December 15th inclusive in support of Relay for Life of SL.

The events will take place across eight themed regions in Second Life, and will include both seasonal and non-seasonal items from some of the best creators and designers. Creators wishing to participate in either event should complete the shop registration form.

Xmas posterAs well as the main stores, there will be a range of attractions and activities throughout the twelve days of the events, including: a special one of a kind breedables auction, live performances, DJ sets, the Holiday of Hope Ball, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, Ornament Auctions, and of course photos with Santa!

As a part of the live events, the organisers are also seeking applications from live performers, tribute bands, dance troupes, theatre groups, DJs, art galleries and public speakers. Anyone interested in participating in the events in any of these capacities should complete the Performers Application.

Bloggers wishing to cover the Expo and Fair are also now invited to indicate their interest through the Blogger Opportunities page. Registration will grant applicants with access to the blogger/press days on the 2nd and 3rd December, 2014 and have their names listed as an official blogger on the websites for the events.

Applications for all of the above should be submitted no later the November 14th, 2014. 100% of all registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items will go directly to Relay For Life of SL and The American Cancer Society.

Xmas Expo 2013
Xmas Expo 2013

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL. In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

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MSABC: Awards Gala

galaAs the first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life season draws to a close as the month of October comes to an end, the MSABC Across SL committee have announced a special MSABC Across SL Awards Gala.

This special event will take place at the Rose Theatre, Angel Manor, on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, commencing at 13:00 SLT and running through until 14:00 SLT, as will feature a special awards ceremony followed by a gala ball in the Rose Ballroom.

The awards being presented at the event have been created to honour those people in Second  Life who have provided awareness, generosity, and vision to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life movement.

These awards include:

Margery Gould Rath Award:  named after the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, this award will be presented to the individual who has embraced the concept, spirit, and message of Making Strides with humility, care, and dedication.

Making Strides Awareness Award: will be presented to the individual who has spread the concept, message, and mission of Making Strides in Second Life the most.

Friends of Strides Award: will be presented to individuals throughout the Second Life community who have contributed to the Making Strides season in Second Life in various ways.

Tickle Me Pink Award:  will be presented to who gave funny and laughable moments throughout the 2014 Making Strides season.

Pink Power Award: will be presented to those individuals who took “wearing pink” to an entire new level!

In addition there will also be special Pink Club Sponsor and Pink Striders Awards.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live by T1 Radio, and the gala ball will commence immediately after ceremony, featuring music from DJ Trader1 Whiplash.

Attendance at the awards and the gala ball is free, although formal attire (black tie for the men, gowns for the ladies) is required.

The first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life season has been a tremendous success, featuring events and activities right across the grid. At the time of writing, over US$16,000 has been raised during the course of the month, and this may well rise even higher by the time of the awards gala.

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.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of  supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well, helps people get well, find cures, and fights back against cancer.

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MSABC: those boots / shoes / slippers… were made for walking in

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

As I noted in a previous post, the first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be taking place in Second Life on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

The event will take place around a track laid out across two regions adjacent to the American Cancer Society island, and will run from 09:00 SLT through until 17:00 SLT, and be followed by a special party from 17:00-19:00 SLT, giving everyone the opportunity to drop in and help raise funds for ACS as a part of the overall RFL drive.

There will be hourly themed walks, allowing people to get fully into the sing of things, with a special Survivor and Caregiver Hour from 11:00 through noon, and a Remembrance Ceremony from 16:00 through 17:00.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

The regions have been beautifully dressed to provide a summer-like walk through woodlands, with an oval cobbled path forming the track, lined with small cabins where sponsors and supporters of MSABC are offering items for sale (all proceeds of which go directly to MSABC / RFL or SL). I’ve given graciously been given a little cabin of my own!

In the centre of the two regions are places to meet and chat with friends, spaces to rest and remember, a pergola were various activities will be held – even a maze to enjoy. The schedule of activities remains as previously published, and I’m including it here for reference:

  • 09:00-10:00 – T1 Radio
  • 10:00-11:00 – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00-12:00 – Survivor & Caregiver Hour
  • 12:00-13:00 – Boot It Up Hour: wear your favorite boots as you walk around the Stride’s path
  • 13:00-14:00 – International Spirit Hour: wave your country’s flag as you walk around the Stride’s path
  • 14:00-15:00  – Hat’s Aplenty Hour: stride the path in your favourite hat
  • 15:00-16:00 – Let’s Get Hopping Hour: grab a hopper and bounce your way around the path
  • 16:00-17:00 – Remembrance Ceremony: remembering those who lost their fight against breast cancer
  • 17:00-19:00 – Time Machine Special: it’s back to the 1960’s with DJ Trader1 Whiplash!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

So why not take a little time on Sunday and join the walk?

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.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

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