Praise the Volunteers!!!


Winter Expo 1.2a

photo by Stevie Basevi

The following is excerpted from the 2009 Praise the Volunteers! blog post by Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of The American Cancer Society

” Without our volunteers…(we can) not support our core mission, let alone survive.  We are fortunate to have many wonderful people … who are are devoted to our cause.  They are what makes the American Cancer Society such a special place for so many of us….

Winter Exo 2.2

photo by Stevie Basevi and setting by Lela Spire

Volunteers often labor for hours with little recognition.  They do what they do from the goodness of their hearts and their belief in a cause.   They offer their time and their skills because they want to make a difference, help someone who needs help, offer comfort to others in their time of need.

One of the ultimate stories… (is) how one volunteer can make a difference, and how one person with an idea can impact the lives of millions for years to come—both cancer survivors and those whose volunteer their time and skill to support those survivors and the mission of the American Cancer Society.


photo by Tee Auster and setting by Leala Spire

To all of our American Cancer Society volunteers, and to all of you who volunteer in whatever way you choose, from our hearts to yours, thank you for everything that you do every day.  We are all blessed for your efforts.”

Christmas Expo Exclusives!

 It’s the last day to pick up all the Christmas Expo Exclusives!  Here’s a recap of all the wondrous things available:

Hanaya Home & Garden


Outside the Box


Park Place Home Decor


Follow Us


 M’s Avon


OMG! Inc.


Tiffany Designs


Feyline Fashions




 Athena Couture


Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions


Hopes Creations


Bands of Cypher






Ollies Follies




Sweet Red’s Designs


Wood Works


Semi Precious


Ever An’ Angel


Love Everlasting PlantPets


La Boheme




DIVIAs Designs


Blush Skins


Dekute Dekore





Broken Creek

Broken Creek Starline Lamps Relay Exclusive 2015@@



Peeps Peeps  - talila sales ad purple@@

Many thanks to the fantastic merchants who provided exclusive items for this year’s Christmas Expo!


Volunteer Spotlight on Madonna

I’m the Merchant Support lead here for this year’s Expo. Nuala asked me if I would be willing to volunteer for the position, because of my prior experience as a coach and tool tester. My team ~Gemma Cleanslate, Michiko Avon, Stevie Basevi , Aphrodite Serin~ and I are here to help merchants get everything setup, and help out with anything else they may need during the Expo.

Madonna Expo 2015

Second Life has enabled us to have a Relay For Life without boundaries and without barriers. We are able to reach people all around the globe. We are able to do things that just aren’t possible in “first life” Relays. Thanks to this virtual world, we have been able to unite in the world’s most unique and diverse Relay. Cancer affects us all, and SL has made it possible to involve us all.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this year’s Christmas Expo. Thank you to everyone who has supported this year’s Expo. Thank you to my Merchant Support team for your help. We are making it possible for cancer survivors to enjoy more Christmases. Let’s give cancer the boot!

Thank you to Madonna and her excellent Team for all they do for the Christmas Expo, Relay For Life and for their continued support of The American Cancer Society!

Sponsor Spotlight!

Shamrock Marketplace

Shamrock Marketplace


Hi! I’m Ona Ra, of Shamrock Marketplace!  We are a marketplace for breeders to sell their items and a place for live voice Auctions.

I’ve been in SL for nearly 10 years. This year, we decided to become a part of the Christmas Expo. RFL is very close to the owners of Shamrock. I am a care giver to a two time cancer survivor and many members of our families are survivors. We love RFL because it gets everyone involved for a wonderful cause.

My favorite Christmas memory was watching my daughter at 4 years old finally understanding who and what Santa was and her unbridled joy on that first Christmas morning when she FLEW into our room at 5 AM screaming that Santa really had come and he brought (in her words) EVERYTHING!

Big Christmas Expo “Thanks!” to our platinum sponsor, Ona Ra of Shamrock Marketplace!

Christmas Expo Exclusives!

Featured Today:

La Boheme

La Boheme A Frozen Christmas Exclusive@@

A lovely double set of frost themed nail appliers which is compatible with the Slink and Maitreya body systems, as well as any body system with Omega support.

DIVIAs Designs

Diva's - Santa's Cuddle Sleight Pic.@@


Santa’s Cuddle Sleight  – 100 % mesh 6 prim with single and couple sitting and cuddle animations

Dekute Dekore

[Mesh] _Frozen_ Four Post Bed - RFL@@

[Mesh] “Frozen” Four Post Bed

100% Original Dekute Mesh. Features my own Dekute exclusive handmade animations including Couples Cuddles/Kisses (pg) & Solo Animations. Also includes the 1 Li removable Snow Landscape. Only 2 Li total for the set.

[Mesh] Winter Cuddle Bench - RFL@@

[Mesh] Winter Cuddle Bench

100% Original Dekute Mesh. Features my own Dekute exclusive handmade animations including Couples Cuddles/Kisses (pg) & Solo Animations plus Drink Giver Menu with 18 Hot, Cold & Alcoholic drinks to choose from. Also includes the 1 Li removable Snow Landscape Scene. Only 2 Li total for the set.


~Tantalum~ Snowflake Bellychain@@

A delicate bellychain with a simple gemmed snowflake that comes full with a full 21 metal chain changer and 15 gem changer.   Complete Hud comes with options to Texture change, Brightness, Resizer, Shine, Glow, and Color.

Volunteer Spotlight on Cathy10 Longoria

Cathy10 Longoria @2015 Christmas Expo

My role in the 2015 Christmas Expo is Naughty or Nice Coordinator. The responsibilities of the position include assisting Expo merchants with their Naughty or Nice sack donation items and securing “Naughty or Nice” items from Second Life designers for sacks that can be found along the Expo sim paths, at the entertainment stages, the tree lot, snowman area, ice skating pond…all around the Expo sims!

This requires all my attention to detail, flexibility, and willingness to get the job done.

We definitely make impact through Second Life by fund raising for Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

I am  thankful for my family and my friends. Merry Christmas and Love those those around you!

Thank you to Cathy10 for her hard work on the 2015 Christmas Expo and continued support of Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.


Christmas Expo Exclusives!

Featured Today:

Semi Precious

S-P Xue - Mega Pack@@

You will be unique as the snowflakes of winter, wearing this lovely set from Semi-Precious.  Xue embraces the crystalline beauty of the season, and brings it in to life in this jewelry set.  A choker of the softest leather, festooned with the drape of glittering chains, and a snowflake pendant, radiant, and splendid against the warmth of your skin.  The set comes in three metals to match every outfit, and a HUD, that matches the delicate flakes to your moods.  While the weather outside may be frightful, in this charming set from Semi-Precious, you’ll be absolutely delightful.


S-P Noel Earrings - Mega Pack@@

You will not be able to stop smiling as you wear these cheerful jingle bell earrings! Pair them with sweaters, dresses, casual or dressy, you will bring joy to all who see you in Noel earrings, from Semi-Precious!   Falling in a sweet tumble from gold, silver or antique findings, the bells sway and dance merrily with every move of your head.  A color change HUD allows you to wear these with every outfit!  These whimsical earrings are perfect for the season!

Ever An’ Angel

Ever An' Angel - Incident - Burnished@@

Rich Satin tumbles in long elegant drapes and puddles like a dream at your feet creating a perfect pedestal to be put upon.  And why not?  Create an incident, just by entering the room.  Exclusive for RFL Xmas Expo 2015 – by Ever An’ Angel

Love Everlasting PlantPets

LEP ~ Winter Mini Greenhouse Display AD@@

This charming little greenhouse display window is made of mesh and prim. It features winter plants inside and out with a little evergreen tree in the back. Perfect for any outdoor winter setting. Base snow included.It is 8 land impact prim and has a 6 x 4 footprint.


Digitize Mesh Snow Blocks Ad@@

Digitize Mesh Snow Blocks

Set of 5 mesh snow blocks with specular shine textures.

Can be scaled on on x,y, and z independently.

1 LI @ 2m , 8 LI @ 64m.