It’s time to break out your wallets and hit the grid and shop to make a difference at Out Shop Cancer.
The 4th annual Out Shop Cancer event is now open with more than 70 participating stores both in-world and on Marketplace featuring items for men, women, children, animesh Zooby babies, plus home and garden, DFS items and more.
New for this year there is a grid-wide hunt along with all of the shopping opportunities. Speaking with Savannah Annamemnon, event co-lead, “Yes, we are very excited about adding the hunt feature to the event. There are so many wonderful things designers have donated, it is definitely time to shop ’til you drop for a great cause.”
Additionally, there will be special raffles throughout the month. LumiPro has donated two complete systems to be raffled. The first raffle runs October 1 – 15 and tickets can be purchased at the Out Shop Cancer office. While there you can also pick up the Shopping Directory notecard to plan your shopping excursion.
Aside from in-world shopping, shoppers can visit the Second Life Marketplace and use the keywords “Out Shop Cancer” or “Making Strides” to find items on sale with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Looking forward to mid-month there will be a Pop-Up Market where many of the participating designers will set out their vendors. The Out Shop Cancer Pop-Up Market will run from October 15 – 31. More details will be coming soon on the location.
Out Shop Cancer is a main store and marketplace shopping event and a signature Strides Campaign in Second Life in support of the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs and research which started in 2018. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to grow. The goal remains the same – to raise funds for breast cancer research and support while driving traffic to merchant’s places of business.
All proceeds from this event go directly to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs and services. It’s important to note that your support is helping! Even though breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, rates are down 40% in the U.S., meaning 375,900 lives saved from breast cancer. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatments.