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Press Release: Team Diabetes Returns For Third Season in Second Life


Great news to share this week is that Team Diabetes of Second Life will be returning for a third season to raise awareness and funds for diabetes in Second Life. The third season starts on 13th October through until 31st December 2017. There will be shopping events, art show, hunts, races and much more to look forward to this year.

Here is the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Team Diabetes of Second Life to Return for a Third Season

DATE: 14, AUGUST 2017

WEBSITE: www.teamdiabetessl.org

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Non%20Profit%20Commons/221/30/26

We are pleased to announce the third season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life.

According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessii2009 Warrhol and Johannes1977 Resident and will continue functioning in the form of an advisory board, with a coordinator leading the Team Diabetes of Second Life effort. The 2017Team Diabetes of Second Life Coordinator is Johannes1977 Resident and the 2017 Team Diabetes of Second Life Co-Coordinator is Veruca Tammas.  Team Diabetes of Second Life Advisory Board members are: Jessii2009 Warrhol, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Eleseren Brianna, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, and Earth Nirvana. Saiyge Lotus is a special advisor to the advisory board.

The official Team Diabetes of Second Life’s season will take place from October 2017 to December 2017, with the following events scheduled to take place:

  • Off Season Event – October 13 to October 31 – Scare Me Silly Shopping Event
  • November 1, 2017- Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season Begins
  • November 1 to 15- The Red Hunt & Red Fling
  • November 5, 2017- Season Celebration & Bike Race
  • November 12, 2017 – The Red Ball
  • November 1 to 30 – National Diabetes Month
  • November 4 & 5 – Team Diabetes Kickoff – Tour de SL
  • December 1 to 10 – Winter Showcase & Winter Art Show
  • December 31, 2017 – Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season Ends

In addition to the events mentioned above, individuals, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to hold fundraising events in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life!  The official 2017 fundraising season toolkit will be available to the second life public on September 1, 2017, at the organization’s office in the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.

About The American Diabetes Association:

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at http://www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For More Information:

www.teamdiabetessl.org

https://teamdiabetessl.wordpress.com/designer-merchant-applications/
(Designer, Merchant, & Blogger Applications)

http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=11304578&fr_id=11965&pg=personal

(The official American Diabetes Association page for Team Diabetes of Second Life)

www.diabetes.org

http://www.idf.org/membership/meet-our-members
(Website to find diabetes information in your home country)

 

SL14B Press Day Preview


Yesterday the Second Life press had special access to preview the SL14B sims. The long wait is almost over because the SL14B Community Celebrations officially open to everyone at 12pm SLT today.

At first glance the SL14B regions look really impressive this year. There are 18 SL14B regions to visit and explore. There will be live performances, live DJ events, hunts, pod tours and so much more during the week ahead.

Second Life officially turns 14 years old on 23rd June 2017 and there will be grid wide celebrations.

The annual Second Life birthday is one of my top favourite events to attend. I’m always impressed by the amazing builds, events and great community atmosphere there is.

My first preview snapshots of SL14B.

SL14B Map

SL14B Welcome Area

SL14B Cake Stage

SL14B DJ Stage

SL14B Stage Left

SL14B Time Capsule Area

I will be posting more SL14B snapshots on my blog in the days ahead and on my Flickr stream. Stay tuned for that 🙂

RFL of SL 2017: Relay Weekend Press Release


A new press release was sent out this week about next month’s 2017 Relay Weekend in Second Life. This year Relay Weekend is scheduled for Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th July 2017.  The theme for the 2017 RFL of SL season is Passport to Hope.

Check out the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG

For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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Are you ready?

Relay Weekend, set for July 15 and 16, is almost here and just wait until you see what’s been planned this year!

From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Relay Weekend is an exciting and special time, one that you don’t want to miss.

Make sure you keep up-to-date on all Relay happenings with relayforlifeofsecondlife.org.

One way to get involved is to become a sponsor of Relay Weekend. There are many different levels of sponsorships available — both in-world and non-virtual real world opportunities — and all designed to benefit not only Relay For Life of Second Life but for you as the sponsor as well.. Check out relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/get-involved/sponsorship/ for details and be a part of this fun event that attracts thousands.

Our bags are packed and our passports are ready for Relay Weekend. Won’t you come along with us?

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

SL14B: one week to go


7 days and counting until SL14B

There is now exactly one week to go until the resident supported SL14B celebrations opens to the public in Second Life. The SL14B celebrations officially starts at 12pm SLT on Sunday 18th June through until Sunday 25th June for performances. The SL14B regions will remain open for viewing until 2nd July 2017.

This year SL14B Press Day will be happening on Saturday 17th June 2017 where members of the press will be able to preview the sims before it opens to the public. The theme for SL14B is Carnivalesque and it’s going to be interesting to see what they come up with this year in terms of builds.

SL14B Timeline

  • June 15-16: Sims Closed to Exhibitors for Walkthrough
  • June 16-17: Extra time for adjustments
  • June 17: Press Day
  • June 18, noon SLT: Opening Day!!
  • June 23: The Birthday
  • June 18-25: Open with Performances
  • June 26- July 2: Open for viewing–No Performances
  • July 3-5: Breakdown
  • July 6: Sims Go Offline

SL14B Official Shopping Event

Linden Lab have already started the 14th birthday celebrations early by launching a huge shopping event until 26th June 2017. If you love shopping head over now to the three regions Golden, Gilded and Halcyon.

Sixty Merchants with some of the most popular brands in Second Life have set up shop across three Regions  –  Golden, Gilded and Halcyon – each providing a FREE gift and some major discounts on their top-selling items!