Blogger Application Open – 2019 SL Christmas Expo

We are looking for Official SL Christmas Expo Bloggers/Vloggers that truly love the Christmas / Holiday season. Do you start singing Deck The Halls in November and occasionally belt out a  Fa-La-La-La-La in October. The application process is about finding the right team to be our “official Expo bloggers”. 2019 Blogger Information & Application – Click Here

SL CHRISTMAS EXPO TEAMS UP WITH LINDEN LAB TO HELP THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROVIDE VR HEADSETS TO PEDIATRIC CANCER PATIENTS

The American Cancer Society and SL Christmas Expo announced today that all donations to the “Believe in The Magic of Christmas”, the 9th Annual Christmas Expo, in support of the Expo’s mission to Fight Childhood Cancer, will be dedicated to help provide funding for VR Headsets for childhood cancer patients. Along with Linden Lab, their partner in the fight against cancer, and our sponsors and participants, the Expo will be working to reach the Goal of $20,000 to help fund the Society’s VR Headset program for pediatric patients undergoing cancer treatment.

WHY VR?

The American Cancer Society and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) have partnered to provide virtual reality (VR) headsets for pediatric cancer patients to use while undergoing various cancer treatments within the hospital.

  • For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society has provided patient services to improve the lives of cancer patients. The virtual reality pediatric program uses innovative technology to further expand the services offered to pediatric cancer patients in an extremely impactful and relevant way.
  • Research suggests that ideal distraction tasks consume some portion of attentional resources so that less cognitive capacity remains available for processing pain. 
  • Distraction is a pain management technique that has been shown to successfully reduce pain and behavioral distress in children during invasive medical procedures. VR distraction is a promising intervention for children undergoing painful medical procedures and is an ideal distractor for procedure-related pain because it competes for attention resources in multiple sensory domains and provides visual and auditory sensory blocking of external stimuli...
  • 19 studies across nearly 1,000 articles have explored the effects of VR interventions with cancer patients. These studies found:
    • VR improved patients’ emotional well-being
    • A reduction in patients’ distress in terms of cancer-related psychological symptoms.
    • A significant decrease in anxiety, distress, and fatigue immediately after chemotherapy sessions with VR

 With more than 100 Merchants, Raffles, Breedables & One Of A Kind Auctions, Gotchas Hunts and Entertainment, games, contests and fun, the 10 day Expo, which runs from Dec 5th through 15th, is the Premier Holiday Experience in Second Life.  This year’s Expo will also feature the reveal of the long awaited 4th Edition Linden Homes and special content provided by our partner, Linden Lab. The Lights of Hope House Decorating Contest will also return for a 2nd year. The Expo will conclude with the 11th Annual Holidays of Hope Ball.

Do not miss out on Believe in The Magic of Christmas, the 2019 Second Life Christmas Expo, December 5th through the 15th, in support of the American Cancer Society.

Give The Gift of Hope and Fight Childhood Cancer!

Registration is underway and going fast! Sign up now for a store, shop or booth, and join some of Second Life’s premier merchants as a sponsor! For More Information or to reserve your store visit: https://slchristmasexpo.com or contact Nuala Maracas in world.

Press Release – 2019 SL Christmas Expo

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

Believe in the Magic of Christmas
2019 SL Christmas Expo Now Accepting Merchants and Sponsors

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.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN – 2019 SL Christmas Expo

It’s that time of  year! Time to reserve your space for the coolest Christmas event in SL

The 9th Annual SL Christmas Expo in support of the American Cancer Society.
Now accepting merchant reservations.  Book your space early as we sold out last year!
2018 returning merchants – get your early bird discount!

Sponsor package information is available by clicking here.

A Thank You From Kenya

So proud of everyone from the 2018 Christmas Expo!
Thank You For All You Did And Continue To Do!!

Thanks in large part to Relayers in Second Life, we’ve been able to launch the Patient Navigator program at KNH which in the last year has given FOUR THOUSAND Kenyans access to better information and assistance. Think about that number for a moment: four thousand people! Ask yourself how many family members they each have. How many friends and loved ones? There are tens of thousands of people in Kenya today whose lives are already better because of you.

Kristen Solt
Managing Director, Global Initiatives
American Cancer Society

2019 Registration Is Almost Here!

Ho Ho Ho…..keep an eye out for it!

Thank You ! $20,495 USD Raised

 

On behalf of the American Cancer Society and the Kenyatta Hope Hostel Patient Navigator Program, I thank you all for the amazing job you’ve done on the 2018 SL Xmas Expo.

I know that Nuala and the Expo committee are exhausted, but there is room for more celebration – – b/c you reached your goal by raising $20,495 USD!!! Great job everyone and I can’t wait to see what you do next year!!

Thank You,
Stingray9798 Raymaker
American Cancer Society

Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement – Thank You To SL Christmas Expo

Dear Relayers,

I have been hearing about the incredible work you are doing in Second Life with the Christmas Expo, and your dedication to the critical mission of supporting the Patient Navigator Program at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. On behalf of our Key Partners at KNH, the entire American Cancer Society and of the people in Kenya whose lives will be immeasurably improved by your efforts, Thank You!

It seems to me so very appropriate that you come together as Relayers in this Holiday Season. The unifying theme of celebrations the world over at this time of year is one of hope in times of struggle. They are all about finding the light, nurturing it, protecting it when the dark of night is upon us. Each of you adds to that light, and together you are a bonfire – a beacon that Survivors and Caregivers around the world look to and which gives them the strength to continue their journey.

There is no greater gift.

With deep respect,

Kristen Solt
Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement
American Cancer Society

Thank You All !

On behalf of the American Cancer Society and the Kenyatta Hope Hostel Patient Navigator Program, I thank you all for the amazing job you’ve done on the 2018 SL Christmas Expo.

This has been the biggest and best Christmas Expo to date.
We had more than 1600 vendors on the sims, more than 120 merchants, 80 hours of performances, and a fantastic auction! Raising $20,495 USD! 

Working together as we all did we have been able to fund 2 Patient Navigator Positions at the Kenyatta National Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre and have been able to Give The Gift Of Hope to so many who need it.

Thank you again

Nuala Maracas
SL Christmas Expo Coordinator

 


Thank you to all our merchants who spent much time creating the special items just for Expo.

13Th-Moon
ABC – Awesome Breed Creations
Absinthe & Others
Adorably Strange Wares
AlaFolie
Alli&Ali Designs
Allure Couture
ALEUTIA
ARTEMIS CORNER SCULPTURES
Artisan Fantasy & On A Lark (joint occupancy)
Ashbourne & Co Fine Jewellers
Barretts Furry Depository
BattleBeast Breedables
Beyond majestic: The fantasy side of life
Broken Creek Decor
Buildables
Candy Kitten
CannibiSL
Captivating!
Champion Horses
Charisma’s Designs
Clannish
Cleo Design
CNZ
..:: CODED ::..
Cog & Fleur
Cupids Textures
Dandelion Daydreams Factory
*DBS* Designs By Soosy
DCKM
Dekute Dekore
Demonic angel Designs
Dench Designs
Digital Farm System (DFS)
DIVIAs Design
[Drac] Costumes & Couture
DragonLadyShinobiaa´s Gothic&Vampire needs
EBDesign for Builders, Creators and Consumers
=ED= Eagle Designs Clothing & Weapons
EED Home&Garden
Elite Equestrian
Enticing Designs
EVO
Fae Fantasy Creations
Fairey Angel Creations
Feyline Fashions
Fashiowl Poses
FlowerDreams
!! Follow US !!
Gable Original Mesh
G SLOANE
Get Frocked
glitter & doom
Good Furniture
Graffitiwear
GypsyRose
Gypsy Wolf
. Harvest Moon .
Heartsdale Jewellery
Home Whimsy
Indigenous
Journey Kids
Kenzie Kytori Designs
King’s Kitchen
{K::S} Kiva Studios Boutique
LC Fashion
Legendaire Store
Libertine by Fallen Gods Inc.
Llama Inc
.::LUNA::. Body Art
Lunistice
Luziefee
M&M STYLE
MadCatCreations
Magnum Opus
Mara’s Mysteries
Meander
Miss Darcy
Nala Design
NerdALERT
Obsidian Chimeras Main Store
OMG! Inc.
oYo Breedables
Pacifica Fashion
Pink Pearl Designs
[POM]
Purple Moon Seasoning Decorations
River Beds
Roawenwood
Rockin Rock’s Tats/Behind The Lens
Roped Passions
[Roths]
ShortNStuff
SHIVA
Simple Reflections
Something New
Stray Cats Breedables
Stones Throw Breedables & Rentals
Stone’s Works
Sweetley
~*Sweet Revolutions*~
Tara’s Creations
Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (TFF)
Teegle
TKO Designs
Tone 2
The Brat Rack
The Makeover Agency
│T│L│C│ Home Collection
.:Tm:.Creation
Township of Magical Mariposa
*TRB* – A Woman’s Touch
TRS Designs
The Emporium
Velvet Whip
Warrior Variety Store
Wild Things Obsidian Chimeras
Winx Trivium
Woodget’s Breeders Tools
Unity Maxim
You Got The Look
Zan’s
Zuri Jewelry
{xoxo} Poses

$20,495 USD – THANK YOU for a Great 2018!

On behalf of the American Cancer Society and the Kenyatta Hope Hostel Patient Navigator Program, I thank you all for the amazing job you’ve done on the 2018 SL Xmas Expo.

I know that Nuala and the Expo committee are exhausted, but there is room for more celebration – – b/c you reached your goal by raising $20,495 USD!!! Great job everyone and I can’t wait to see what you do next year!!

Thank You,
Stingray9798 Raymaker
American Cancer Society