Thursday, January 17, 2019

Press Release: American Cancer Society Day in Second Life


This January 27 2019 is American Cancer Society in Second Life Day.

Since 2004 the American Cancer Society has been part of Second Life. Most Second Life residents know The Relay For Life of Second Life, established in 2005. It is one the largest Relay fundraiser events in the world and has raised nearly $L1 Billion.  Residents may also know about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or the 'mega-event' fundraisers Fantasy Faire, SL Christmas Expo, SciFi Convention and the Home and Garden Expo.

Just as in the physical world the American Cancer Society is more that its fundraising events.  Since 1913 the American Cancer Society has lead the global fight against cancer.  In addition to funding ground breaking research the Society offers more programs for Survivors and Caregivers than any other organization, continues to fight for equitable cancer and health care and education and provides support in the fight against cancer on a global scale.

Since 2008 the American Cancer Society has had a 'local office' right here in Second Life.  American Cancer Society is a full region available to any Second Life resident who wants to know more about our programs and fundraising events. 

American Cancer Society day is an Open House to re-introduce the Society and our virtual home to Second Life residents. Visitors can:

~Learn about Hope Haven, the home of the ACS Cancer Survivors and Caregivers support groups;
~Learn more about real world programs that can assist cancer survivors and patients
~Find out more about the 2018 Global Outreach program that saw more than $70,000 (USD) raised in Second Life to support cancer patients in Kenya
~Learn how to get information about cancer and survivor support by speaking to a Cancer Information Specialist without logging out of SL
~Meet with Relay and Strides participants and learn how to take part in Second Life's largest fundraising events
~Visit the Resource Center and Catt Gable Memorial Gardens

General Information Sessions and Break outs are Scheduled for 6am to 8am; 10am to 12noon; 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm
Entertainment will Included:
12noon Austin Moores
1pm Maximilion Kleene
4pm T1Radio's Relay Rap Talk  Show
5pm Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs

Join your fellow residents and ACS Volunteers for American Cancer Society Day, Sunday Jan 27

A schedule of information sessions and times can be found here

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 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. 

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