The annual report of “Cancer Facts and Figures 2015” estimates that 1,658,370 new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 589,430 deaths, related to cancer, will occur this year. Fundraising efforts must continue until there is a cure. Over $370 million has been pledged since the founding of Stand Up 2 Cancer on May 28, 2008. The campaign is spearheaded by the entertainment industry and is growing strong with 942 scientists dedicated to participating in the charity’s research.
On Second Life, 42 live music venues and 150 performers will participate in the Stand Up 2 Cancer Music Fest on September 12- 27. The event is being coordinated by Still Braveheart as the majority of us have experienced the loss of a loved one or have known someone that has died of cancer.
According to Still Braveheart, “The Second Life Music Community is holding the benefit for a second year in a row. This year with a twist. Second Life is so diverse and so is Stand Up 2 Cancer, now having a presence in three countries. The U.S., U.K., and Canada. All lindens donated will be divided evenly between the three countries. At each event there will also be kiosks with the ability to donate directly, via credit card to each country, to ensure Second Life residents’ donations are going closer to their own countries. I believe a fundraiser like this has never been done in Second Life before.”
Participating venues include: 1st Chapter Plaza, Acoustic Cave, Blades Edge, Bound Elegance, Breakers, BS’s, Café Musique, Ce Soir Tonight, Coconut Beach Club, Friendz of Live Music, GSpot Club, Jays Kansas City, Lucianos Jazz Club and Lounge, LC Live, Moonshine & Roses, Mountain High Club Roco, Nicky Tams Pub, Night Moves, Phat’s, Place of Grace, RMS Titanic, Seaside Lounge, Smokin Aces, Stargazer Café, Starsong, Sunshine’s Cove, The Dirty Grind, The Lemonrock Café, The Lighthouse Venue, The Nameless Café, The Only Venue, The Open House, To The Stars, Tricksters Sounds, Vincents Music Palette, Voodoo Bayou, White Tiger, Windlight Magazine and Wonderful Dreams.
She continued to explain that Stand Up 2 Cancer was founded by a few women, Katie Couric being one of them. They chose to take an innovative approach to ending cancer and developed dream teams of doctors both domestically and internationally. The dream teams are comprised of some of the best doctors from all over the world, coming together to work towards ending cancer. Another important thing to note is that 100% of all donations go directly to research and not obscure things entitled “Programs” or CEO salaries.
In an effort to raise money for cancer research, Breakers owners Smilemaker Mathy and NYCharlie Viper are devoting their time to organizing a benefit on Sept. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. SLT. Eleven musicians are performing 30-minute sets near the town tavern at the Breakers.
“Cancer hits home to a lot of us. I lost both my parents to it,” replied Smilemaker when asked why Breakers got involved in the event. “I believe there were 27 venues participating last year. Every year, Second Life participation grows bigger and bigger.
Giving generously of their time and talents for this worthy event at the Breakers are:
3:30PM SLT—Bo Hoyes
4:00PM SLT—Premium Composer
4:30PM SLT—Automatic Quandry
5:00PM SLT—Manu Aurell
6:00PM SLT —Travis Overrland
6:30PM SLT—Glenn Bunjie
7:00PM SLT—MrMulti Writer
7:30PM SLT—Ariangels Resident
8:00PM SLT—Dilah Halostar
WATCH THE CALENDAR FOR WHO IS APPEARING WHERE:
THIS IS WHERE THE END OF CANCER BEGINS:
The UK — https://www.standuptocancer.org.uk/
The US — http://www.standup2cancer.org/
Canada — http://www.standup2cancer.ca/