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.

2019 Registration Is Almost Here!

Ho Ho Ho…..keep an eye out for it!

$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

 

 

OOAK Breedable Auction Raises L$1,272,200 or $5,090 USD

What am amazing live auction at the Expo today. The excitement and energy was so great to feel again!  Everyone was so engaged!

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who helped out. To our sponsors Obsidian Chimera and Battlebeast. To all creators and their staff. To the Christmas Expo Staff!

Thank you to…

Battlebeast- Hikari Shade and Battlebeast Resident
Obsidian Chimera- Damien Dusk
KittyCatS- Callie Cline and Kitten Longmeadow
Buildables- Aries Westland
EVO- KhrysT Neox, GClef, Rita
Teegle- Teager Resident
Elite Equestrian- H0neyHeart Resident
Cannabis- DJEAUX and GLEAUX
StrayCats- Nicolyti
Champion Horses- Nicolyti

Sim Designer- Hikari Shade
Christmas Expo Coordinator- Nuala Maracas
Volunteers for Auction: Aurora Vastranad, Sandie Slate, Madonna Dahelie, Nuala Maracas, Hikari Shade, Sidonie Carlberg, Gem Sunkiller, Kitty Gumbo, Cuddly Waffle, Trader1 Whiplash

Our Amazing Auctioneer: Buk Caro (geyser67)

AND THE RESULTS:

1. Stray Cats- 76,000
2. Champion Horses- 7,500
3. Cannabis- 52,000
5. Battlebeast- 65,000
6. Battlebeast- 80,000
7. Obsidian Chimera- 28,000
8. Obsidian Chimera- 32,000
9. Obsidian Chimera- 40,000
10. Teegle- 110,000
11. Teegle- 80,000
12. Buildables- 26,000
13. Buildables- 16,000
14. Buildables- 25,000
15. EVO- 27,000
16. EVO- 15,000
17. EVO- 10,000
18. Elite Equestrian- 6000
19. Elite Equestrian- 5000
20. Elite Equestrian- 2500
21. Elite Equestrian- 6100
22. Elite Equestrian- 3100
23. Elite Equestrian- 10000
24. KittyCatS- 232,000
25. Obsidian Chimera- 51,000
26. KittyCatS- 266,000

TOTAL: 1,272,200 linden or approximately $5,090 USD

Again.. thank you!

EVO – 2 Beautiful OOAK’s @ The Expo

Two beautiful OOAK’s from Evo, Gift Of Hope and Christmas Hope,  up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

 

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

Two OOAK Teeglepet Paint Horse @ The Expo

Starry Knight and Gingerbread, two beautiful OOAK Teeglepet Paint Horse,  up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

Battlebeast Breedables OOAK @ The Expo

The Grinch Dragon and Max Kitsume, charming OOAK’s from Battlebeast Breedables up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

 

A Midnight Clear OOAK @ the Expo

Stunning OOAK “A Midnight Clear” cat from Stray Cats Breedable, up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

Gnome More Cancer OOAK – CannabiSL

A very special strain of CannabiSL, the Gnome More Cancer, up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

Two OOAK PermaPet Kitties  from KittyCats @ The Expo

Harland is a OOAK 2000 cm (787.4 inch) PermaPet Kitty  from KittyCats looking for a home along with the stunning Mirabella with Rainy DayDream – Periwinkle fur. Both are up for auction at the SL Christmas Expo.

Silent Auction Bidding now happening until Dec 9. Live bidding starts Dec 9, 10am slt.  Reserve your spot for the Live Bidding here

Mirabella