It seems unfortunate that most people seem to have been affected one way or another by a major illness. Wether thru a loved one, friend, family or lover, or thru ourselves, we go on to experience a whole set of different feelings when we hear the news. Grief, anger and fear, regret, disappointment, hopelessness and trauma are only some of the feelings we might experience.
In SL, because of its very nature, we get to know a large number of different people. Many of these people are affected by illnesses. Some chronic and severe, some terminal, but they all give us the opportunity to get to know them and spend time close to their light in a world of theirs and our own making while sharing the laughter and the love.
I feel very honoured to share my SL life with some truly amazing people who care enough and so much to – as once said by the founder of Amnesty International, Peter Benenson – … light a candle than curse the darkness!
This they do thru the many charity events that take place in our SL community as They Play, They Party and They Care! Between our laughter and our games they do take time to act with conscience and raise awareness and funding for many worthy causes all over the world, making us all proud to share our time with them.
One of these causes is Relay For Life with it´s many teams of volunteers who raise funding by celebrating those who live with cancer, those who make it thru, their families, caregivers and their friends while strenghtening the HOPE that comes when we are aware that patients do survive.
This is a way to celebrate cancer survivorship and an opportunity to promote a message of HOPE that affirms that people do survive cancer. More importantly it gives all of us a chance to fight this the only way we can: recognizing the struggle of millions who live with it every day and who never give up.
As part of the RFL effort, Exclusive Models Agency and LC Designs (click link for LMRK) is teaming up this Saturday, May 17th at 1PM SLT with a Fashion Show to benefit this cause …
… Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness,
and let us put on the armour of light…
Never Give Your Back On Hope
LC Designs – Open Back Dress (Booties included!)
Kunglers – Necklace and Earrings
Abyss – Chair