Christmas Memories, The 2020 SL Christmas Expo Opens Friday, December 4th Linden Lab Announces Special Auctions and Surprises


November 25, 2020


Make Christmas Memories for Children With Cancer!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the 12 Regions around the American Cancer Society virtual office in Second Life as Lindens and Moles join with Expo Elves, more than 225 Merchants and nearly 100 Live Performers putting the finishing touches on ‘Christmas Memories’, the 10th Annual SL Christmas Expo. The Expo, the largest holiday venue in Second Life, supports the Society and its fight against Childhood Cancer.


Ten Days of Holiday Shopping and Entertainment on Twelve Regions!

The 10 day event opens Friday December 4th through Sunday December 13th, features shopping entertainment and holiday activities including the annual Snowman Contest, Christmas Tree lots, Gachas, Raffles, Auctions and more. Ride in Santa’s sleigh or pose for pictures on the Jolly Old Elf’s Lap. Dance and enjoy live performances at the Holly Jolly Café, open 10am to 9pm daily or simply wander streets lined with shops decorated for the holidays. It’s all at the Expo!


Linden Lab Joins The Expo!

Linden Lab will reveal the next edition of the coveted Linden Home series at the Expo and will be providing several special One Of A Kind Auction items and special surprises. SL Residents can:


And Just Announced! Pictures with SANTA PATCH AND HIS ELVES! A very special opportunity to pose for a picture with Linden’s Boss Elf himself on Wednesday December 9th from 1 to 3 pm in the main SL Christmas Expo region.

  • Vote (by donation to a special ACS Christmas Expo Kiosk) for your favorite decorated Linden Home at the 3rd Annual Lights of Hope Home Decorating Contest

  • Bid for a 6 Month Premium Membership, including a Private Bellisseria lot (for 6 months) with your choice of Linden Home style* *Home styles maybe limited by lot location and availability

  • Bid to Create a New Linden Last Name to be added to the list of choices for new members

  • Bid to Name a Future Bellisseria Region

  • Purchase a Limited Edition Linden Christmas Ornament, specially designed for the 2020 Expo and only available at the Expo.


Holiday Shopping Spree Raffles and Silent Auctions

Take a chance to win Gift Cards Galore! Check out all of our Raffles, including the MEGA Holiday Shopping Spree. Bid on Great Prizes at the Silent Auctions! Watch our website for mere details!


Lights of Hope Home Decoration Contest

Be sure to visit the Lights of Hope regions and vote for your favorite Holiday decorations provided by some of SL’s top home designers, Lindens and Moles and special guests. Vote often as you like! Vote for ALL Your Favorites by donating to the designated kiosks next to every home.


Holidays of Hope Gala Ball

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Holidays of Hope Gala Ball, Sunday December 13th from 1 to 5 pm. featuring performances by Fly, Tamara Hayden and music by T1Radio On Air personalities. Be sure to dress in your fanciest Holiday Formal Attire.


One Billion Linden$!

Since 2005 volunteers in Second Life have fund raised to support the American Cancer Society and its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight For a World Without Cancer. In this especially difficult year Society volunteers and the residents of Second Life have stepped up and helped raise more than $300,000 U.S. bringing the 15 year cumulative total to more than $3,970,000. The SL Christmas Expo, which dedicates its proceeds to help fund Childhood Cancer research and support, has set its goal to bring that total to ONE BILLION LINDEN$ - $4,000,000!


Join us at the Expo and help us finish this most trying of years on a positive note!


For Entertainment Schedules, Lists of Merchants, Landmarks and more information visit SLChristmasExpo.com or contact us at: slchristmasexpo@slchristmasexpo.com


The American Cancer Society is the world’s leader in the fight against childhood cancer, attacking cancer from every angle. All proceeds from the SL Christmas Expo support the Society and its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

If you or a loved one has questions or needs help with a cancer diagnosis call the American Cancer Society 800 227-2345; visit cancer.org or the American Cancer Society region in Second Life.




11/12/2020


The 2021 Relay For Life of Second Life theme is: A Cure! For A Happy Ending! - which brings to mind fairy tales and nursery rhymes. And what fairy tale happy ending is complete without a castle? With that in mind, we are excited to share the 2021 Theme Logo that will serve as our banner for our 2021 campaign as we march past our $1 Billionth Linden ($4 Million USD).


“Each year, the theme inspires us to re-imagine our fundraising efforts and creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience around the track,” says Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for ACS in SL. “I expect that we will see plenty of castles and I suspect that our team campsites will reflect some of our favorite fables, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales. It’s bound to appeal to the nostalgia of our youth and our belief in magic.”


There were several submissions from multiple avatars with different interpretations of the theme. Ultimately, the logo that was chosen to serve as our flagship banner was designed by Selene Jashan, and will be made available to teams to use in their fundraising events.


A great big Relay THANK YOU to all those who took the time to submit their logo ideas. We are fortunate to have so many creative people who are part of our Second Life Relay For Life community.




11/10/2020


In a year where fundraising has been challenging for most nonprofit organizations, the American Cancer Society community in Second Life continues to achieve record breaking fundraising results.


The $33,100 USD raised makes the 2020 Campaign the most successful in the history of the virtual world.


During October, Second Life saw a variety of breast cancer fundraising campaigns hosted by several communities. We’re excited to share the results of your efforts and to say thank you to everyone who pitched in to help plan, host, execute, attend, and donate toward each of these official campaigns, as well as those who held events that contributed to the Strides general campaign:


  • I Pink I Can: $10,716 USD / L$2,679,057 Led by Jenny Anatine: A 10-day music and shopping event that brought together many teams, clubs, creators, and performers from across Second Life.

  • SL Renaissance Festival: $8,476.06 USD / L$2,119,014 Led by Nuala Maracas: A medieval-themed festival with participation from multiple Renaissance-era roleplay communities, merchants and performers to compete in archery, jousting, castle-building contests, and more.


  • Strides General: $5,952 USD / L$1,488,235 American Cancer Society breast cancer fundraising in Second Life that is not a part of the other listed campaigns.


  • SciFi Expo: $3,311 USD / L$827,965 Led by Benjamin Brougham: A multi-day event with a science fiction theme, planned and hosted by members of Second Life’s SciFi communities.


  • Out Shop Cancer: $2,482 USD / L$616,637 Led by Sandie Slate: A grid-wide shopping event that brought residents to participating merchant stores. Each merchant had an item(s) for sale in a official Strides vendor.


  • Pink Power Rodeo: $2,175 USD / L$543,777 Led by Leala Spire: A 2-day event for the cowboys & cowgirls in Second Life to compete in bull-riding and dance in the hoe-down, followed by a traditional pledge-based walk around a track.


All funds raised through Strides Campaigns in Second Life are used by the American Cancer Society to contribute to our life-saving breast cancer research and breast cancer patient services.


If you would like to become a volunteer for the American Cancer Society in Second Life, please contact Stingray9798 Raymaker in Second Life.


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