Shopping, Entertainment, Auctions, Raffles & Linden Homes
Believe in the Magic of Christmas, the 2019 SL Christmas Expo in support of the American Cancer Society opens across 12 regions Thursday, December 5th. The 9th Annual Expo runs for 10 days and concludes with the Annual Holidays of Hope Ball, Sunday Dec 15th. The Expo is dedicated to children with cancer, and this year will be providing 100% of its fundraising to help provide Virtual Reality Headsets to children undergoing treatment for cancer.
This year Linden Lab has joined the Expo, and will be revealing the 4th edition New Linden Homes, taking part in the popular Lights of Hope house decorating competition, introducing the first ever Ebbe Linden Bear and offering an epic ONE OF A KIND LINDEN HOME AUCTION including a 6 month Premium Membership with Exclusive Seasonal Content.
Other Highlights of the Expo include:
- More than 170 Merchants across 9 shopping regions
- Nearly 100 hours of non-stop Entertainment at the Holly Jolly Cafe
- OOAK & Breedable Auctions
- L$300,000 Shopping Spree & Gift Card Raffles
- All I Want for Christmas Kids Fashion Runway Show
- Lights of Hope House Decoration competition featuring SL’s top builders and Linden Homes
- Snowman Contest – Christmas Tree Lot – Pictures With Santa
In addition to the Linden home reveal region, the American Cancer Society will showcase its new Second Life® campus, which will be connected to the Expo. The new, open design region was created using buildings by Colpo Wexler of Digital Cult, features a special tree donated by Mitsuko Kytoni of Hayabusa Design, and is the virtual home of the American Cancer Society. The region provides residents of Second Life® with support for survivors and caregivers, information and help with cancer and includes a direct text link to trained cancer specialists. It will also be home to the Society’s virtual fundraising activities, Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as well as areas for teams.
The Catt Gable Memorial Garden is also undergoing a redesign and the Relay Museum will make its home on the region. Annual Mega-Events, the SL Christmas Expo, Fantasy Faire, the Home & Garden Expo and the Sci-Fi Con, which support the Society, will also have areas at the new campus.
The American Cancer Society is the world’s leader in the Fight Against Cancer. All proceeds from the 2019 SL Christmas Expo supports the Society and its efforts to provide research to end, and support for those affected by, childhood cancers. For more information about the 2019 SL Christmas Expo visit: www.slchristmasexpo.com.
Need help with cancer? Needs answers or information? Visit the American Cancer Society region in Second Life®, call 800-227-2345, or visit: www.cancer.org.