Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cancer fund raiser

One of the many things that I enjoy about Second Life is that there are many ways to do things on it to help contribute to real life charities.    For example, every year, thousands of people on Second Life get involved in various ways with teams that are registered with http://www.relayforlife.org/ to raise money for real life cancer research.

The Second Life economy is based on Linden Dollars which can be converted to U.S. Dollars.    Relay for Life of Second Life holds a wide variety of events in Second Life to raise Linden Dollars, which are converted to U.S. Dollars and donated to the American Cancer Society.  Last year, SL RFL events raised $375,385 U.S. Dollars for cancer research.   (Information from http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Relay_For_Life_of_Second_Life#History_of_Relay_For_Life_of_Second_Life)

I am helping out one of the many RFL teams on Second Life.   This one is called the Sunbeamers and is part of the Second Life Sunweavers group that I have been a member of since 2008.  (I joined Second Life in 2005).

One of my avatars on Second Life is named Pickles SecretSpy.   She has been a furry for the last couple of years but was a human before that.    The following pictures show her in both forms: (note that due to blogspot coding issues that even the best HTML coder I know, could not work around, if you click to enlarge a picture, the sliders on this post will disappear. Reloading this page will bring them back.)









 The next two pictures are of Pickles out dancing in her furry form.   The bottom one was taken at a recent (March 16, 2013) St. Patrick's Day event at Club Cutlass.









Tonight's fundraising event will invite folks to come to our Second Life Club (Club Cutlass) located at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sunweaver%20Space/163/65/126  in Second Life and donate lindens to vote to either keep Pickles and the Club Owner, Rita Mariner, a furry or vote to have them "go human" for a period of time, depending on how much is raised for cancer research.

If you have a Second Life account and would like to help out a great cause, please join us in world tonight between 9 - 11 PM EST (6 - 8 PM Second Life time.).   The music will be provided by a good friend of mine, Dusk Griswold, who plays a lot of great hits from the 60s and 70s.   The theme for the event is the anything purple.





Thank you to Clover and Violet for sharing the Pinterest friendly button.

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