2nd Annual RFL Christmas Expo

 

For Immediate Release -

The 2012 Christmas Expo
December 6th-19th, 2012

Website

Christmas Expo Poster

Marking its 2nd year in SL, The 2012 Christmas Expo is coming to town!  In support of Relay For Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society, the Christmas Expo will open on December 6th, 2012 at 7am slt and will close on December 19th at 10pm slt.

A Christmas wonderland, spanning four SL regions, will set the scene for guests and shoppers, vendors and entertainers.  SL residents will be able to find Christmas gifts, find free ‘Naughty or Nice’ giveaway gifts being given out by every vendor, or visit Santa and have pictures taken.

Residents can attend one of the many events:

The Avi Choice Awards – The Avi Choice Awards ~ the annual awards presentation recognizing the people and talent behind SL’s amazing creations, completely chosen and voted on by SL residents.

Race for the Bells!  An ALL NEW Xmas Expo Contest!!
Starting at the Xmas Expo, racers must find hidden Silver Bells in 25 locations across the grid!
This is a TIMED RACE. Once the 100L entry fee has been paid, the
time has started! A leaderboard at the Xmas Expo Sim will display the names of those with the fastest times.  The race will run throughout the ENTIRE TWO WEEKS of the Expo, with 10,000L on the line for first place!

Breedables One-Of-A-Kind Auction – One of a kind breedables, generously donated by participating breedable companies, will be auctioned off by The Breeders’ Borough’s own Cortez Brandriss on December 15th!

Auction/Raffle – Many amazing items will be available for auction and raffle from some of SL’s best creators. 100% of the proceeds from the Expo’s auctions and raffles will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Shopping – In addition to enjoying the many events, activities and features of the Christmas Expo, visitors can get a head start on their Christmas shopping at the more than 70 shops.

Live Music/DJ – Entertainment will feature many of SL’s top performers, singers, djs, and hosts throughtout the Expo. See the ‘entertainment schedule’ part of the website for dates and times.

Christmas Expo 2012′s design is generously provided by Harlequin Fhang. Harley’s talent, long appreciated by and featured prominently at the Breeders’ Borough, has also earned her resounding praise for the unique, spooky build at the 2012 Fright Night Expo.  We are grateful now as she brings that original, creative style to Christmas Expo. Harley’s holiday builds will provide phenomenal photo ops for those memory-making photos!

Copy and paste these SLURL’s into your local chat for a direct teleport to these wonderful winter sims in the expo!

Xmas Expo 1:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%201/131/135/22

Xmas Expo 2:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%202/125/133/22

Xmas Expo 3:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%203/128/124/22

Xmas Expo 4:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%204/128/128/22

For more information, contact:

Eden Malik
Public Relations Coordinator

Nephelle Lanate
Christmas Expo Coordinator

Nikki Mathieson
Christmas Expo Coordinator

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Second Life Hunt: The Suicide Awareness Hunt

In the UK, according to the Samaritans 2012 Report, there were between 5000-6000 suicides (both male and female) in 2010. According to the World Health Organisation in the US there were around 0.012% in 2009. The WHO also states that the top three countries that have the highest Lithuania, South Korea and Guyana.

I don’t know any one who has committed suicide. The closet I’ve been is knowing someone who knows someone who has. I don’t understand why someone would do that, to me life gets hard, yes, but you work through it. You fight for it.

So doing the Suicide Awareness Hunt was good for me and any one who doesn’t know much about whatWhich Path will you take_001 drives people to suicide. Created by Second Life Resident Joshuan Banx, it was developed to help those who don’t understand, those who want to help but aren’t sure how to, and those who might need help but aren’t sure where to get it. Hunters follow the story of a girl named Juliana, and her family as they deal with Juliana’s suicide. Players are given the choice of choosing one of two paths, one path takes them on a journey to save Juliana and another takes them on a path if they are not sure how to save her.

It is a heart breaking yet informative hunt that will leave you with a better understanding of what drives people to suicide and how it can affect those around them even after their death.

The Mental Health Awareness Retreat is a parcel in Second Life, that gives help and support to those with mental health or those who are looking for resources on mental health.

The Suicide Awareness Hunt ends on December 15th. To Start the Hunt head over to the Mental Health Awareness Retreat and choose the path you would like to take. Check out their website for more details.