“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou
I’m not really back, I’ve just found there is something very important I need to tend to, something that even after all this time weighs heavy on my heart. I have a friend with Early on-set Parkinson’s disease. He’s a further friend than a nearer one these days, but thus is the life of virtuality in most cases. I feel no less for him than in the past, he’s just wandered on to other pursuits. Any how, I digress, rather oddly, as this friend has never been to Second Life that I am aware of, at about the same time we were friends of the bester type, I came across Second Life’s “Team Fox.” SL’s Creations Family is about to have their annual Winter Festival for Team Fox. This charity is one of the one’s I personally enjoy because they donate 100% of the funds received to Team Fox for The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. As written on the Creations Park website, “We believe it is important for you to know how your donations are being spent. Our family covers all tier and expenses so that all donations are given to the foundation. We are extremely proud to work with this charity because they have one of lowest overheads and give 89% of every dollar raised to research! They consistently maintain the highest 4 star rating on Charity Navigators. To jump to the Michael J Fox Foundation, link here
Much like Michael J Fox’s charity being borne from personal tragedy, Creations Park was founded because one of our own residents, the 88 years young, Fran Seranade suffers the disease. And when, with sassy attitude, Fran proclaims, “I may have Parkinson’s, but it does not have me” how can we not stand beside her, dance, play and run with this spirited lady? For more information on our fellow resident, please take a moment to watch Draxtor Despres, “The Drax Files World Makers” [ Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson’s] Our digital panache may have changed a bit in the 3 years since it’s filming, but the heart of the story is timeless. Second Life’s ability to create new world’s for occupants with disabilities will never go out of style.
***CREATIONS FOR PARKINSON’S PRESENTS***
WINTER CARNIVAL for TEAM FOX NOVEMBER 6-15th 2015 to benefit THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH
~ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL~
ICE SKATING We don’t have just a little frozen pond, we have created an entire sim for ice skating!!!
LIVE MUSIC, Tribute Shows, DJs, Theme Parties & Dancing and with over 25 talented live singers, there will be much enjoyment to be heard. But as a teaser, one of my personal faves, Seth Regan / aka SL’s Mankind Tracer has agreed to headline the WINTER FESTIVAL for TEAM FOX on Friday, November 6th at 12pm slt (noon). The complete Music Calender will be available on the Creations Park blog.
There will be tons of holiday shopping, hunts and free gifts, not to forget, amusement rides provided by the incredible D.A.R.E. team (Dutch Amusement Ride and Entertainment), and even a maze! Holiday fun for everyone in the family, so please come!
~ Be Enchanted ~ Have Fun ~ Make a Difference ~
Hair: .Shi, Bob
Dress: Lybra!, Kate @ On9