Ebbe Linden Bear To Debut @ 2019 SL Christmas Expo

Linden Lab is doing its part to add to the Magic Of Christmas in Second Life, and help the American Cancer Society fight Childhood Cancer.   Already a partner in the fight against cancer, the Lab is joining in the Expo goal to provide at least $20,000 for VR Headsets for kids in treatment.

 

As already announced, Linden Lab will be revealing their 4th Edition of the coveted Linden Homes and taking part in the Lights Of Hope Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

 

And Now Even Bigger News!  Since becoming CEO in 2014 Ebbe Linden is the lone Linden without his own bear… until now!  A Very Special EBBE LINDEN BEAR will be available during the 2019 SL Christmas Expo for a L$250 donation to the American Cancer Society.   Linden Bear collectors take note!  The design of the bear will be revealed on Dec 5th at the opening of the Expo so do not miss out on this opportunity!

 

More Than 150 Merchants! Breedables! Entertainment! Linden Home Reveal! Don’t miss The All I Want For Christmas Kids Fashion Runway Show, Lights of Hope Christmas Decoration Show and HUGE Raffles, The 2019 SL Christmas Expo is the place to be!

 

Mark Your Calendars for Dec 5 – 15 and Believe in The Magic of Christmas!

 

The SL Christmas Expo is in support of the American Cancer Society and its Childhood Cancer programs.  For More Information visit http://slchristmasexpo.com or the ACS Campus in Second Life 

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.

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

Gift Of Hope Hunt L$15,000 Prizes @ The Expo

Meet Hope and embark on a journey to learn about the Patient Navigator Program.  Turn on your media and listen to the story or read the notecards.  Collect all 10 presents and return to the Redemption Centre to choose a gift from one of 30 participating Expo Merchants.  Get a new hud and do the hunt again and choose another certificate.   Hunt runs until 7pm slt Sunday Dec 9 .

Read more here

Check It Out In The Expo Shops

The shops are full of new items made just for the Expo!
100% of sales from these vendors goes to the American Cancer Society.

Here are the spotlights for the day!

Elves Christmas Party – Tuesday @ The Expo

Elf Shoes, Elf Hat, Elf Sweater, Elf Outfit?   Put it on and join us for the Elves Christmas Party

 

 

Check It Out In The Expo Shops

The shops are full of new items made just for the Expo!
100% of sales from these vendors goes to the American Cancer Society.

Here are the spotlights for the day!

2018 RFL OOAK CAROUSEL HORSE

Beautiful OOAK Champion 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

Check It Out In The Expo Shops

The shops are full of new items made just for the Expo!
100% of sales from these vendors goes to the American Cancer Society.

Here are the spotlights for the day!

Check It Out In The Expo Shops

The shops are full of new items made just for the Expo!
100% of sales from these vendors goes to the American Cancer Society.

Here are the spotlights for the day!