August 01, 2019


Do you Believe in the Magic of Christmas? It may be the middle of summer but it’s time to think about Snow and Ice Skating, Decorating Houses, Holiday Store Fronts and that ‘right jolly old elf’ himself!


It’s time to start planning your participation in “Believe in the Magic of Christmas”, the 9th Annual SL Christmas Expo, December 5th through the 15th, 2019. Supporting the American Cancer Society, the

Christmas Expo is the premier holiday shopping and entertainment destination in Second Life.


Sponsorships are already available for various levels at https://slchristmasexpo.com.


The Christmas Expo Mission: To Fight Childhood Cancer


Christmas is especially important to kids! Remember how big that tree was when you were small? Pictures with Santa? Listening for those reindeer on the roof? Christmas Morning?!


For kids Christmas is a Magical Season! And so, this year the Expo has a new mission. Together with the American Cancer Society and our partners at Linden Lab, the expo will be supporting Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research and palliative efforts to help children with cancer.


What’s Planned for the 2019 Christmas Expo?


Back again are:


 more than 100 merchants,

 Breedables and One-Of-A-Kind auctions,

 nearly non-stop musical performances,

 Gotchas and Hunts.

 Christmas Trees, Ice Skating, Snowman Building Contest

 Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves

 The Holidays of Hope Ball.


Also back again is the popular Lights of Hope House Decorating Contest featuring homes built and decorated by some of Second Life’s best home builders! The event was introduced in 2018 and was one

of the highlights of the 8th Annual Expo.


Linden Lab Partners With The Expo to Help the American Cancer Society Fight Childhood Cancer!


But wait there is more! This year Linden Lab, the Society’s partner in the fight against cancer, is joining the 9th Annual SL Christmas Expo. Not only will Linden Lab be decorating Linden homes as part of the

Lights Of Hope contest but the Expo will be the venue of the

BIG REVEAL! The long anticipated ALL NEW Version 4 LINDEN HOMES will be UNVEILED at the Lights Of Hope! Expo visitors will be treated

with the newest premier member homes as well as some very VERY Special Linden surprises and incentives! (We can’t tell you now and spoil the Christmas Surprise can we?)


The thermometer may say it’s a heat wave, but the coolest event of the year is only a few short months away! Do not miss out on Believe in The Magic of Christmas, the 2019 Second Life Christmas Expo,

December 5th through the 15th, all in support of the American Cancer Society.


Give The Gift of Hope and Fight Childhood Cancer!


Sign up now for a store, shop or booth, and join some of Second Life’s premier merchants as a sponsor!


For More Information visit https://slchristmasexpo.com or contact Nuala Maracas in world.


July 25, 2019


Everyone is welcome to attend one of the 2 brainstorm sessions next week. We'll unveil the 2020 structure. Everyone will have a chance to share ideas on various elements of the Relay season & event.


*You only need to attend one session (they're the same)

*If you can't make it in-world, you can participate via the live-stream on Facebook



July 11, 2019


The American Cancer Society in Second Life is known for always adapting to the changing needs in our virtual world. The latest evolution will change how we fight breast cancer in the Second Life.


After several conversations with multiple volunteers and considering many options, the ACS leadership team is excited to announce a new “DIY campaign” model that will offer opportunities for new and existing volunteers to support the ACS’s breast cancer mission by creating their own campaigns.

The new model allows anyone to plan their own campaign, using existing American Cancer Society fundraising tools that are designated to fight breast cancer during the month of October.


This is a great way for volunteers and advocates to think BIG! Within Second Life, there can be a multitude of major campaigns overlapping each other throughout the month of October, creating a movement across the grid where we attack breast cancer from every angle.


“Established events like Out Shop Cancer and the Making Strides Walk will continue and are examples of the types of fundraising campaigns that we hope to see more of, from various segments of the larger virtual community,” says Stingray Raymaker, Sr. Consultant of Virtual Community Development. “We want every community in Second Life to feel like they can organize and lead their own campaign.”


Questions about Strides Campaigns or The American Cancer Society in Second Life can be directed to MamaP Alter, Trager Alter or Nikki Mathieson.