~~Bid Me Bald~~


Originally uploaded by °•♫•°:.Sunshine.:°•♫•°

Bald…to be or not to be, that is the question! 

In Second Life, it is easy for us to go without hair, but… those of us who LOVE hair and change it up daily might have a little harder time losing the hair! Well… our team, Eternal Beacon, is planning multiple events that will have our friends Bidding to Make Us Bald! My event is scheduled for Sunday, March 21st. For every 5000L paid into my RFL of SL vendor, I will have to be BALD for a calendar day in Second Life. Well, I proposed that we have a vendor set up to help keep hair on my head…as well. Soooo we will have competing bidding – those that want me bald and those that want me to keep my hair!!! All in all, it will be funny and I plan to be bald for a few days… more people want to laugh at my bald head, I’m sure, soooo unless others match the bids, I’ll be a domehead for sure! Never fear, in Second Life, we can have a nicely shaped head too!!! 

Bid Me Bald! 

Brought to you by Eternal Beacon 

Join us for sun, surf and dancing on the beautiful beaches of Sol Mañanero Surf. 

Sunshine Zhangsun (co-owner of Sol)  is going to go bald 1 day for every 5,000L donated to her vendor….or is she? 

There might some willing to donate in order for her to keep her hair (Jac doesn’t like me bald!), so we are setting up two vendors for Sunny. 

Every 5,000L in one will add a day to my baldness
Every 5,000L in the other will subtract a day from my baldness

So either way, the American Cancer Society wins. 

Party starts at 5pm slt, Sunday March 21st
DJ Dione will be providing the music
So bring your board shorts and some big bucks! Surf’s Up!

Hope you will stop by and help us raise funds for this awesome charity!!  And yes, you can also laugh at me as I freak out over every day I have to be bald in SL!!! 

texture created by Brianna Vollmar 


…For a Cure!!

Relay for Life of Second Life Kicks Off!

As you might be aware, the Relay for Life in Second Life campaign kicked off with a “bang” on March 13th!   Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising activity and there are Relays held by 100s of communities in the US and other countries around the world.  RFL of SL is not much different, tho the reach is broader within this global community.  This awesome fund-raising activity started with an awesome kick off party held in the beautifully built Patch Thibaud Theatre, attended by many.  The location was graciously made available by Frolic Mills, an avid supporter for the RFL of SL campaign.  During the kick off event, we heard from all the RFL of SL Committee Chairpersons and learned what each are responsible for.  This is not an overnight team, only in it during the next few months!  This team is involved year-round with maybe a few days break after the actual Relay weekend.  This team has pulled together resources for better scripted kiosks, newly designed event boards, more efficient vendors, etc etc etc.  These committee chairs have worked tirelessly to build their committees and focus on the full fund-raising event!

Kicking Off Another Great Year of Raising Funds!

RFL of SL is a four-month campaign ending in July with the actual Relay weekend, a 24 hour track event held on multiple sims (last year around 40-50) set up with a track.  This track is lined with team campsites that each have a message.  This last event mirrors a real-life Relay for Life event in that for 24 hours, at least one team member from each team (and many many more) stay on the track and walk, run, skate, move all the way around.  A lap on this track has taken over an hour at times of severe lag and can be quite frustrating, but each team member remains persistent and finishes!!  It is a great day and so much is experienced listening to the audio stream with stories from survivors, caregivers and fund-raisers – each with a personal story that can touch most anyone’s heart.  It makes it all come alive for each avatar participating!

This will be my 3rd year participating with a team in the campaign and we are looking forward to a wonderful fund-raising season!   There are over 90 teams participating this year in RFL of SL, and many are new.  Each team is unique and the sizes range from 2 or 3 to over 100 members.  The team that I belong to is called Eternal Beacon, and our motto is “United to serve as an everlasting force for cancer awareness and to keep the light of hope shining for everyone it affects”.  Several of our members have been directly or indirectly impacted by this disease and all of us Relay in memory or honor of special people in our lives or to honor those caregivers who have helped.

"Wishing for a Cure" The 2010 RFL of SL Campaign is Underway!

Fundraising in SL isn’t always easy, as you can imagine.  However the RFL in SL committees work directly with the American Cancer Society to ensure that all is managed appropriately.   RFL in SL has been a successful fund-raiser for  American Cancer Society Relay for Life over the years:

  • 2008 – over $215,000 USD were raised by all teams in SL
  • 2009 – over $275,000 USD were raised by all teams in SL

Check out the RFL of SL webpage on the American Cancer Society site.  Along the left hand side of any RFL of SL website, you will see links that provide all sorts of good information that will assure you that this charity fund-raising is very legitimate!

The Eternal Beacon team is a small but hard-working and dedicated group.  We support all fundraising activities within the RFL of SL season and it is important to note that this is not a competition for which team can raise the most linden, it is a combined effort of all teams for the common goal… raising funds to fight this disease and fund efforts by the American Cancer Society to find a cure!

Our team, Eternal Beacon, has had very good success for the past 2 years as well.

  • 2008 – over 1.3 million Linden raised
  • 2009 – over 1.1 million Linden raised

Our team also has a page under the RFL of SL pages at the ACS website – click here!  And if you want to see how my own fund-raising is going outside of Second Life (yes we can collect USD outside SL and Linden – in world), check out my homepage here!

Celebrating the RFL of SL Campaign Kick off in the Beautiful Patch Thibaud Theater

If you’d like to get involved, contact me for more info!  We can set up a donation kiosk at your location, we have event boards that list all the RFL of SL related events and  if you are a creator and would like to sell an item with all proceeds going to RFL of SL, we even have vendor boards for that!  🙂

We hope that this fund-raising season will be a good, productive one.  It certain to be fun-filled, emotional, busy, etc.  Watch here (and flickr) for info on upcoming events too!!!

’til next time, enjoy life!