Showing posts with label Relay for Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Relay for Life. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer



London City is proud to be the global centre for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life season will continue until October 31, 2014.

During this time, watch for special events held in London City as fundraisers for this cause.  You can visit the kiosk here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/223/212/24

If you would like to help us here in London City, our Coordinator is Elle Enchanted.  Elle would love to hear from you if you can offer assistance in any way from performing, DJing or Hosting at these events for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.


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The theme for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is "Seasons of Pink".

Making Strides Against  Breast Cancer Across Second Life is part of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Second Life.

The 2014 Making Strides Committee is led by Jessii2009 Warrhol, Chair and Gem Sunkiller, Co-Chair. Visit the following link for a complete committee list: http://makingstridessl.wordpress.com/about-making-strides/organizers/

Please contact Jessii2009 Warrhol or Gem Sunkiller in Second Life if you would like to get involved with the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer season in Second Life.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36.

Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Breast cancer also occurs in men. The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2014 are:

About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.
About 430 men will die from breast cancer.
Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years.

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honour those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race 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 our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
For more information please visit the sites below:
http://makingstridessl.wordpress.com/
http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/
http://www.cancer.org/

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Relay event raises L$33k in 2 hours



Thank you to everyone who came to the UB40 event last night in London City3.

It was our first ever Relay for Life event and the residents at the concert raised an amazing L$33,437 during the 2 hour show, for Cancer Research.

A big thank you to the performers who waived their fees and to the Relay team for helping us throughout the event.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

UB40 - Relay for Life Event




London City is hosting its first ever Relay for Life Event this coming Saturday 21st June raising funds for the charity to help fight cancer.

With a brand new show, UB40 Tribute in Concert, we hope that our visitors, instead of tipping the DJ's and the band, will give their tips of appreciation to the Relay for Life donation tip jars.

UB40 are a British reggae and pop band with more than 50 singles in the UK chart since they began in 1978. 

Selling over 70 million records, the band is best known for songs, Red Red Wine, Kingston Town, Falling in Love With You, Breakfast in Bed, Homely Girl, Don't Break My Heart and many more.





















Relay for life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July.
In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $390,000.
More information can be found here: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Relay_For_Life_of_Second_Life

The event guide for Relay for Life in Second Life can be found here

Thank you to Jessii2009 Warrhol of the Relay team for inviting London City to participate.  We hope you will enjoy this great event which begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) in London City3 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/173/151/24