PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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A celebration of courage and caring!
On Sunday, October 11 starting at 11 am SL time there will be a fabulous MAKEOVER MAGIC fashion show on the American Cancer Society Island. Three cancer survivors and a caregiver, along with their fashion mentors, will display their new looks - shapes, skins, hair, clothing, AO's, and accessories. Please come and join us in this celebration of courage and caring!
MAKEOVER MAGIC is organized by volunteers from the American Cancer Society in Second Life and SL's Cancer Survivors Group and Caregivers Group, led by Cinders Vale. It is the Second Life equivalent of a real-life American Cancer Society program, ‘Look Good...Feel Better’ - a nationwide, public service program in the USA to help cancer survivors to look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. This year, 2009, is the 20th anniversary of LGFB which is now available in 19 countries around the globe ... and now, also, in Second Life.
Cinders explains: ‘We have adapted the ACS program to fit our virtual world. A virtual makeover will include everything from new shapes, skins, hair, clothing, AO's, accessories. Each participant will be assisted by two mentors, to find that new look that will be amazing.’
This year Makeover Magic has been opened up also to cancer caregivers. ‘Any cancer survivor will tell you just how important their caregivers are. Cancer caregivers deserve some pampering too’ says Cinders.
The three cancer survivors selected for this program are RebelMum Slade, Dwen Dooley, and BluesSweet Tomorrow, who will be modeling their new finery alongside caregiver Darcie55 Kraus.
Their fashion mentors are: Fire914 Flaman, Jacksonn Munro, Tiffany Dragonash, Sharron Schuman, Millie Gears, Helena Geiger, Arlene Muircastle, Cody Bolero, Aryon Dagger, and Boot Janus.
Italia Velota, who is responsible for the mentors and designers, says: ‘I would especially like to thank all of the designers who agreed to donate their clothing, shoes, skins, shapes and accessories for their generous support’.
The participating designers are:
MichaMi (Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for Women)
Kitties Lair (Clothing and Shoes for Women)
Meil (Clothing and Shoes for Women)
AMD (Shapes, Skins, Hair, Eyes, Clothes, Shoes, Accessories for Women)
Indrya Originals (Shoes and Clothes for Women)
Kmadd (Men’s Hair, Shapes, Eyes and more)
Addict (Hair, Clothes, Eyes, Accessories)
fri.day (new store on the grid)
Gala Skins (Womens Skin)
The Body Politik (Men’s and Women’s Skin and Shapes for both)
Shade Throne (Men’s and Women’s Accessories)
LeeZu! (Fully Stocked Women’s Attire)
Free Spirit (Shapes, Skins, Clothes for Women)
Kenzi & Co (Clothing)
King For Men (Mens Clothing)
E! - Eclectic Apparel and Accessories (Men’s and Women’s Clothes and more)
Deviance (womens clothing & costumes)
Aqua (Womens Clothing and shoes)
AtomicBambi (Beautiful Hair Jewelry)
Madame – haute couture (Clothing)
.:Naive :. (Clothing)
Boon (Men’s and Women’s Hair)
Barefoot Apparel (Men’s Shoes)
Riddle (Clothing for Men and Women)
Rfyre (Clothing for Men and Women)
Dela! (Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories for Women)
Skin Flicks (Clothing, Skin, Shoes, Accessories for Women)
Peeps Fashion (Men’s and Womens Clothing, Jewelry and Shoes)
Rebel Hope Designs
Visitors to the fashion show will also be able to view the island ‘makeover’. Although it is still a work in progress, the main builds are now in place. We hope visitors will take the time to look around after the show.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, October 11 at 11am!
ACS Island can be found here
ACS Island can be found here
The ACS Makeover Magic Committee
For further information please contact Poppy Zabelin or Aryon Dagger of the Makeover Magic media team or Cinders Vale, Makeover Magic Coordinator